Teenager charged with murder of Afghan refugee Hazrat Wali

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Teenager charged with murder of Afghan refugee Hazrat Wali

Detectives investigating the murder of an 18-year-old man in Twickenham have charged a teenager.

The 16-year-old boy from Hammersmith and Fulham was charged on Friday, 15 October with the murder of Afghan refugee Hazrat Wali.

Mr Wali was wounded during a fight on a footbridge before he collapsed on a busy playing field close to his college in Twickenham on Tuesday.

Hazrat Wali died in hospital about an hour after be was attacked (Metropolitan Police/PA.) (PA Media)
Hazrat Wali died in hospital about an hour after be was attacked (Metropolitan Police/PA.) (PA Media)

The cricket enthusiast, who lived in Notting Hill, was a student at Richmond upon Thames College and came to the UK in search of a better life two years ago.

Mr Wali’s alleged killer will appear in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, 16 October.

Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command are investigating.

Anyone who has information or footage of the incident is asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting reference 5697/12OCT.

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