A 16-YEAR-OLD boy has been charged with murder after an 18-year-old Afghan refugee was stabbed to death.
Hazrat Wali, 18, was fatally knifed in Twickenham, South West London, on Tuesday afternoon.
Afghan refugee Hazrat Wali was stabbed to death in Twickenham
Forensic officers at the scene of Tuesday's fatal stabbing Credit: Paul Edwards
He was rushed to hospital, but died around an hour later.
Hazrat, who was a student at Richmond Upon Thames College, had arrived in the UK from Afghanistan two years ago for a better life.
A 16-year-old boy from Hammersmith and Fulham was charged with murder yesterday and was due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court today.
A relative of Hazrat paid tribute to him as “a very good boy”.
They told the Evening Standard: “He came here to study, he was living all on his own in London.
“His immediate family are all back in Afghanistan. I saw him in hospital. He had a fight is all that I’ve heard.”
His close friend Sahil Kochay said: “He was a very good person. Very caring and loved everyone.
“He didn’t hold any hate towards anybody. He used to stand up for everyone.”
A spokesman from Richmond Upon Thames School said that they were “shocked” to hear of the stabbing.
So far in the capital this year there have been 61 fatal stabbings, with 23 teenagers being knifed to death.Internet Explorer Channel Network