Case: Teenager stabbed in Bellingham: Jay Hughes
Jay Hughes
Case unsolved
Status: Unsolved
Categories: Teenage Victim
Case synopsis:

Fifteen-year-old Jay Hughes was stabbed to death in Bellingham on 1 November 2018.

Detectives said he was the victim of a "premeditated attack" in Randlesdown Road at around 5.22pm.

Police and paramedics were called to the scene but the teenager was pronounced dead at 8.15pm.

A post-mortem confirmed the cause of death was a single stab wound to the heart.

On 12 December 2018 a 17 year-old man who cannot be identified was charged with murder. He is due to stand trial on 3 June 2019.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Soole, of the Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: "I'm hoping the release of Jay's image will help to jog the memory of those in and around the Randlesdown road area in Bellingham on the night of his murder.

"My team continues to work around the clock to apprehend those responsible for this callous attack, which cost a young boy his life.

"I'd urge anyone with information, no matter how insignificant they believe it is, to do the right thing and get in contact with us as soon as possible.

“I appreciate that there may be a reluctance to speak with police but I can assure you that we will treat all information given to our Major Incident Room in the strictest of confidence. Alternatively, you could speak anonymously to Crimestoppers."

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is asked to call police on 0208 345 3734. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. You can also tweet police via @MetCC

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