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Leader of Richmond Council expresses condolences to family of Hazrat Wali

14 October 2021

The Leader of Richmond Council has met with the Metropolitan Police following the tragic fatal stabbing of Hazrat Wali in Craneford Way, Twickenham on Tuesday.

Cllr Gareth Roberts, along with local councillor for St. Margarets and North Twickenham Alexander Ehmann, and Munira Wilson, MP for Twickenham, met senior police officers to be briefed on the details of the incident.

Cllr Gareth Roberts, Leader of Richmond Council, said: 

"First and foremost, my thoughts are with the family and friends of this young man. While I can’t go into detail on the aspects of the case, I have full confidence in the police investigation and that his family will see justice.

"I understand that this incident has left many residents shaken, however it’s important to remember that this is a safe borough and incidents such as this are incredibly rare in Richmond upon Thames. This Council stands ready to work with all partners to do what we can to eliminate knife crime in this borough."

Munira Wilson MP added:

"I would firstly like to extend my deepest condolences to all the family and friends of Hazrat. My thoughts are with all those affected by this tragic and shocking incident.

"I know many local residents are understandably extremely concerned regarding safety in the area and knife crime. The police have significantly stepped up patrols in the area and will continue to do so for the next few days. I have urged them to continue doing so beyond this week and I will continue to work with the police, the Council, the college and local schools to tackle youth violence, knife crime and anti-social behaviour in our area."

For more information, please check the Met Police website.

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Updated: 14 October 2021

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