Family of teen who dreamed of being lawyer 'devastated' as he becomes London's latest murder victim


THE family of a teenager who dreamed of becoming a lawyer have spoken of their devastation after he was stabbed to death.

Jamalie Maleek Deacon Matthew, 17, (pictured above) became the latest victim of knife crime in London when he was found stabbed in a park in Harrow at 3.50pm on Thursday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family said in a statement yesterday: "The whole family is deeply saddened and utterly devastated about the passing of Jamalie. 

"We all knew of his ambition to study Law, and coming to terms with the tragedy that has unfolded still feels so surreal. 

"We are pleading with the public to share any piece of information regarding this incident."

Detective Chief Inspector Jane Topping, said: “I am urging anyone who witnessed the moments leading up to Jamalie’s murder, or the stabbing itself, to come forward and speak with us. 

"A young man has lost his life in the most tragic and needless of circumstances. His, and his family’s future, has been taken from them. 

“I need to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time; I am certain that someone has that piece of information that will help us to trace the person responsible. Please do the right thing, and come forward.”

No arrests have been made.

Anyone who has information, video or images that could assist police is asked to call the incident room on 020 8358 0100 or via 101 quoting reference Cad 4735/12Nov.