DETECTIVES investigating the murder of 16-year-old Rishmeet Singh in Southall have made an arrest.

A man, aged 19, remains in police custody on suspicion of murder.

Rishmeet’s family have been updated and continue to be supported by trained officers.

The murder inquiry was launched after police were called to Raleigh Road last Wednesday (24) following reports of a fight and a stabbing.

Rishmeet died at the scene from stab wounds, despite the efforts of emergency services.

Det Chief Insp James Shirley said: “I want to take this opportunity to reiterate my appeal for anyone who was in the area around Raleigh Road just after 9pm on Wednesday and saw this incident to get in contact.

“I would also ask residents in the area, or road users who were around Raleigh Road at the time to check any footage they may have captured on doorbell, dashboard or CCTV cameras.”

Chief Supt Sean Wilson, head of policing for Ealing, Hounslow and Hillingdon, said: “I know this tragic incident will have understandably shocked the local community.

“Residents across Hounslow, Hillingdon and Ealing can expect to see an increased policing presence over the coming days and I would encourage anyone who has concerns to please speak to officers.”

If you can help the inquiry, call the incident room on 0208 721 4266 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD7400/28NOV. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.