Stab death teen named by police

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Published: Saturday 10th January 2015 by The News Editor

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A teenager stabbed to death on Thursday evening has been named by police.

Bilal Mirza, 18, was fatally wounded in the thigh as he walked through Marylebone, central London, at 10.40pm.

Metropolitan Police have appealed to local youths to come forward with information.

Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh said: “My condolences are with Bilal’s family at this tragic time, and our investigation continues to evidence exactly what took place and led to his death.

“Whilst we have had good support from local community affected by this violent crime, and a number of witnesses come forward, I continue my appeals for more people, especially young people, to come forward.

“I know that there were several youths in the area at the time of the stabbing and I am appealing directly to them to come forward and speak with officers.

“They can be assured that any call they make to us will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

“If you were in the area and saw what happened please call our incident room.”

A 16-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody.

Published: Saturday 10th January 2015 by The News Editor

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