Hayes stabbing: Police name boy, 15, killed on way to school as teenager appears in court

Hayes stabbing: Police name boy, 15, killed on way to school as teenager appears in court

The 15-year-old boy stabbed to death in the street on his way to school in Hayes has been named by police.

The Metropolitan Police has named the victim as Jalan Woods-Bell.

Another 15-year-old boy has appeared in court today (Saturday, June 12) charged with his murder.

Police were called to reports of a fight on Blyth Road, close to Global Academy – a college for students aged 14-19 – just before 8.35am on Friday, June 11.

Jalan was found with stab injuries and died at the scene in Hayes.

The Met said a post-mortem examination is due to take place on Sunday (June 13).

The charged teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Saturday and an update on his next court appearance is expected in due course.

Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command continue to investigate the fatal stabbing.

Tia Rek-Williams, 21, a teacher who lives nearby, said the incident had been “traumatising”.

She told the PA news agency on Friday: “I didn’t see the initial stabbing but I did see past the point where the boy was on the ground.

“They were saying ‘come on, you’ve just got 30 seconds, hold on, keep fighting’ and as they were saying that I saw his hand drop and his eyes close. It was so traumatising.”

Ms Rek-Williams said emergency services had arrived around 30 seconds later and the boy had been treated with a defibrillator.

She said around six people had tried to help the boy while neighbours came out of their houses and gathered in the road.

She added: “It happened in broad daylight, a 15-year-old boy, there are so many cameras. It just shows you nothing can stop these people doing these things. This happened literally in the middle of the street, not down a back alley, in front of people’s houses. It’s just awful.”

Police commander for Hillingdon, Chief Superintendent Peter Gardner, said: “I am deeply saddened to hear of the tragic loss of a child’s life to knife crime in Hillingdon.

“This incident, that claimed the life of a 15-year-old boy, took place during this morning’s school run.

“A family has been devastated and the effects of this terrible incident will reverberate throughout our communities.

“As a parent of a teenage boy myself, I cannot imagine the pain the family is going through and I offer our full condolences and support.”

He added that police patrols in the area will be stepped up.

Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington John McDonnell tweeted: “If anyone can assist the police with any information on this tragic incident, I urge them to come forward.”