Arrest made after Southall fatal stabbing

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of 16 year old Rishmeet Singh in Southall have made an arrest.

A 19 year old man remains in police custody after being arrested on Tuesday (30 November), on suspicion of murder. Rishmeet’s family have been informed and continue to be supported by specially trained officers.

Rishmeet was stabbed to death in Raleigh Road, Southall, in the borough of Hounslow, last Wednesday (24 November).

Police were called at 9.07pm to reports of a stabbing, which happened after a fight involving a group of people. Officers arrived along with paramedics from the London Ambulance Service, where Rishmeet was found with multiple stab wounds. Despite the efforts of the emergency services, he died at the scene a short time later.


Image above: Rishmeet Singh

Police still seeking information

Detective Chief Inspector 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.”

The investigation is led by homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.

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