16-year-old arrested on suspicion of killing refugee Hazrat Wali in Afghanistan twickenham.
Mr. Wali, 18, was injured during a fight over a footbridge before falling on a busy sports ground near his college. twickenham on Tuesday.
Hazrat, who lived in Notting HillA student of Richmond upon Thames College, he had come to the UK two years ago in search of a better life.
They were described by loved ones “A very nice person, very caring” and “loved by all.”
Dr Jason Jones, Principal of Thames College, Richmond, said on Thursday: “Hazrat had a bright future ahead of him. His friends and staff in the college will remember him as a bright and polite young man who is well-liked by the staff and his group of close friends.
“The college community is hurting but we will continue to do everything we can to support our students, staff and families during this painful time.”
Detectives are examining CCTV footage of the area While divers are searching the canal under the footbridge.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said on Thursday: “Officers investigating the murder of Hazrat Wali in Twickenham have arrested a 16-year-old boy.
“He has been in custody at the South London Police Station since his arrest on suspicion of murder.”
Police said Mr. Wali’s family continues to be supported by specially trained officers.
A post-mortem examination is due at Kingston Morgue on Friday, 15 October.
Anyone who has information or footage of the incident is asked to call the police on 101 or tweet at @MetCC quoting 5697/12OCT.
Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.