Mother of murdered schoolboy, 16, says he interviewed for his ‘dream’ science course at college hours before being stabbed to death near his home
The heartbroken mother of a schoolboy who was stabbed to death in South 伦敦 has revealed that the teenager had interviewed for his ‘dream’ college course just hours before he was killed.
Rommel McKoy, 16, was attacked in Hicken Road, Brixton five minutes from home at around 7.30pm on Monday, 四月 4. 四岁男孩在沃尔索尔坠入运河后不幸死亡, but tragically died of his wounds 16 天后.
Two youths, 老化的 16 和 17, arrested in connection with the stabbing have been released on bail until mid-May.
His devastated mother Karen has now revealed that Rommel had interviewed for a science and engineering course at Merton College just hours before he was fatally wounded.
‘He was so happy, he was going to study his dream course of science and engineering,’ 她说.
Rommel McKoy, who was attacked in Hicken Road, Brixton on the evening of April 4
图为, the scene of the stabbing in Hicken Road, 布里克斯顿, 南伦敦
‘He had his whole life ahead of him. We got home and he said ‘I’m just going go to check my friends’ and that’s the last I saw of him.
‘I’m devastated he wanted to be an engineer or scientist. He was so kind and thoughtful and intelligent. His friends loved him. He was calm but so ambitious. He wanted to do so well in his career that he could buy me a house by the time he was 25.’
她告诉 标准: ‘I don’t know how I can get over this. I can’t believe he has gone, we are devastated. 他的 11 year old sister and older brother are finding it hard to cope.
‘He was never in any trouble, he was a good boy.’
One of Rommel’s teachers at City Heights Academy in Tulse Hill called the teenager a ‘kind and respectful young man’.
Detective Chief Inspector Sal Minhas, from the Specialist Crime Command, 说过: ‘A 16-year-old boy has lost his life and his family deserve answers to their questions about what happened to him.
Rommel was stabbed in Hicken Road in Brixton, 南伦敦
‘I want to reassure Rommel’s family that we are committed to bringing the person or people responsible to justice.
‘Thank you to everyone who has spoken to police already about this incident. If you have not already contacted us, it is now even more vital that you do so without delay. Please let my team be the judge of what is important as you may have information that will be key to our investigation.’
Detective Superintendent Neerav Patel of the Met’s Central South BCU added: ‘The Met is making significant progress in reducing violence in London, but tragedies like this senseless murder remind us all that there is much more to do.
‘Local people will have seen additional officers in the area in recent weeks.
‘The thoughts of my colleagues and I are with Rommel’s family and particularly his grieving mother. Met officers will be available to support her for so long as we are needed.’
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