Rishmeet Singh: Police arrest teen after 16-year-old killed

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Rishmeet Singh  (Evening Standard )
Rishmeet Singh (Evening Standard )

Police have made an arrest of a 19-year-old man in connection with the murder of Rishmeet Singh in Southall.

Rishmeet Singh, 16, was knifed to death in a fight with a large group in Raleigh Road, Southall, at 9pm on Wednesday, November 25.

He is the 28th teenager to be killed on the streets of London this year, one away from a peak of 29 teen homicides in 2008.

Rishmeet’s mother turned up to the scene as paramedics battled to save her son’s life.

Police said Rishmeet’s family have been updated on the arrest and are being supported by specially trained officers.

 (Evening Standard)
(Evening Standard)

Friends said Rishmeet was his mother’s carer and revealed he would work odd jobs to support her.

A fundraiser has been set up to help Rishmeet’s mother which has already raised more than £45,000.

DCI James Shirley, who is leading the investigation, said: “My thoughts continue to be with Rishmeet’s family and friends following this development in our investigation.

“While one man remains in custody, we still need anyone who has any information about the events that led up to Rishmeet’s death to come forward and speak to us.”

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call the incident room on 0208 721 4266 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 7400/24NOV. Alternatively, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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