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Boy arrested in a park in London on suspicion of murder of an Afghan refugee

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A teenager was arrested on suspicion of murder following the fatal knife stab of an Afghan refugee in a London park.

Hazrat Wali, 18, of Notting Hill, west London, died in hospital on Tuesday after being attacked on a pitch in Twickenham.

The Metropolitan Police said Thursday afternoon that a 16-year-old boy had been arrested in connection with his death.

He remains in custody at a police station in south London after being arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police were called on October 12 at 4:45 pm for reports of a knife stab on a pitch in Craneford Way, Twickenham.

The officers joined the London Ambulance Service and found the victim with stab wounds.

He was rushed to the hospital but pronounced dead at 5:45 p.m. According to police, his family will continue to be supported by specially trained officers.

An autopsy is scheduled to take place in Kingston Mortuary on Friday.

Anyone with information or footage of the incident is asked to call the police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting 5697 / 12OCT. Information can also be made available to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

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