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Three charged with murder of boy, 17, found stabbed in west London canal


Three charged with murder of boy, 17, found stabbed in west London canal


hree teenage boys have been charged with the murder of a seventeen-year-old who died after being found in a canal with stab wounds.

Police earlier named the victim as Victor Lee from Ealing, who was found in the water by Ladbroke Grove in West London last Sunday.

He was pulled from the Grand Union canal but, despite efforts to save him, he was declared dead at the scene. A post-mortem examination concluded he died from his stab injuries.

On Saturday, police charged three teenage boys – aged 14, 15, and 17 – with Victor’s murder. All three were also charged with robbery.

They are due to appear in custody at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Police earlier renewed appeals for information and witnesses to the killing, which is understood to have happened on the Grand Union towpath under Scrubs Lane.

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Howie said: “We are continuing to provide Victor’s family with support during this traumatic time and our thoughts remain with them.”

He said detectives planned to be in the vicinity of Scrubs Lane on Sunday “as part of a proactive appeal for information.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 5828/25Jun.

To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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