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Murder hunt after schoolboy, 15, is stabbed to death in Willesden

PUBLISHED: 09:37 24 January 2017 | UPDATED: 15:25 24 January 2017

Quamari Barnes was stabbed to death yesterday

Quamari Barnes was stabbed to death yesterday

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A murder investigation has been launched after a boy was stabbed to death near his secondary school in Willesden.

Floral tributes at the scene (Pic: Sam Corbishley)Floral tributes at the scene (Pic: Sam Corbishley)

The 15-year-old, who has been named locally as Quamari Barnes, was attacked in Doyle Gardens yards away from Capital City Academy just before 3.30pm.

He was rushed to hospital but died later.

The Met’s homicide and major crime command unit is investigating and formal identification has yet to take place.

DCI Mark Lawson, who is leading the murder hunt, is appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Floral tributes at the scene (Pic: Sam Corbishley)Floral tributes at the scene (Pic: Sam Corbishley)

He said: “The area around Doyle Gardens and Uffington Road was very busy at the time of the murder. A large number of children were going home from school. I would like to hear from them, or their parents, as I’m certain that people will have information that could prove vital to the investigation.

“Whilst the motive for this stabbing remains unclear, I would also like to speak with anyone who may have heard about what happened after the attack.”

Capital City Academy have released a statement.

It says: “It is with overwhelming sadness that Capital City Academy must confirm the sudden death of one of its students yesterday.

Tributes have been left to Quamari Barnes on the school gates (Pic: Sam Corbishley)Tributes have been left to Quamari Barnes on the school gates (Pic: Sam Corbishley)

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this very sad time; and also with friends, fellow students and teachers.

“Capital City Academy will be offering a counselling service to students and staff.”Anyone with information is urged to contact police via 101 or by tweeting @MetCC. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Floral tributes at the scene (Pic: Sam Corbishley)Floral tributes at the scene (Pic: Sam Corbishley)

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