Grieving mother of murdered teenager Jamil Palmer has appealed to witnesses to 'do the right thing' in her son's memory and come forward to help the police investigation.

In a heartfelt message, Jamil's mother, who did not wish to be named, said: "We have lost our beloved Jamil.

"Do the right thing in Jamil's memory.

"Forget your street code, it is not grassing and it is not cool.

"Just tell the police what happened and who was involved.

"I've lost my son.

"The hurt that has been caused is unimaginable.

"All I ask is that you trust the police and come forward.

"How would you feel if this happened to your love one?"

"You have all shown great love, with the flowers and gifts left at the bench, please don't let him down, you were all there with him through life, be there through death, stand by him, your mate, help him rest in peace."

18 year old stabbed to death in Crane Park Hanworth TW13
 

Police were called at 3.30pm on Tuesday, May 6, to reports of a man stabbed near Evans Grove, Feltham.

Officers, London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance attended the scene and Jamil Palmer of Belgrade Road, Hampton, was taken to a central London Hospital where he later died.

A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

The investigation is being led by detectives from the Homicide & Major Crime Command, based at Putney, under Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh.

DCI Noel McHugh said: "I believe there may be a number of persons in the community who may hold vital information about Jamil's murder and are yet to come forward and speak to the police.

"Whatever their reason's for not coming forward so far, I would like to take this opportunity to reassure anyone worried about speaking to officer that they will be treated with the utmost sensitivity."

Hounslow borough commander Paul McGregor is also working closely with the homicide team and has urged witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8785 8099 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

An 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of murder and have both been bailed to return to a west London police station in mid-May.