Boy, 16, charged with murder
Four others bailed in connection with stabbing in Rosedale Park
A 16-year-old boy has been charged by police with the murder of a man in Rosedale Park in Hayes.
The teen, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was due to appear in custody at Wimbledon Youth Court as the Gazette went to press on Tuesday accused of murdering Harjit Singh Dulai and possession of an offensive weapon.
Mr Dulai, 44, was found by the tennis courts in Rosedale Park, off Albion Road on Wednesday January 27 and died in hospital,
A post-mortem examination took place at Uxbridge Mortuary on Friday January 29, and gave the cause of death as a stab wound.
Five men were arrested on suspicion of the murder. Police said four, aged 19, 20, 28 and one in his 40s, had been released on bail pending further enquiries. A fifth man, aged 39, was released with no further action pending.
The teenage suspect was arrested on Sunday January 31 by police investigating the murder.
The Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command is particularly keen to hear from a man cycling through the park with his dog.
He gave directions over the phone to ambulance staff rushing to the scene and may have vital information.
Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh said: “Our investigation into Harjit’s murder continues at pace and I would reiterate my appeal to anyone with information to contact my officers.
“If you were in Rosedale Park or Albion Road around 6.40pm on Wednesday 27 January and noticed anyone cutting through the area which runs between the rear of the pavilion and Albion Road, then please call police.
“There are people who will know exactly what happened to Harjit and I would urge those who have information to come forward. Any information provided will be dealt with discretely and sensitively.”
Anyone who can help can call the incident room on 020 8785 8099, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org
n VICTIM: Harjit Singh Dulai was found in Rosedale Park