"his family struggle to come to terms with their loss."
Police have identified the teenager who was stabbed to death during a suspected fight in Hounslow.
Officers were called at 12:15 am on November 15, 2023, to reports of a fight in progress in Burket Close.
Officers attended the scene along with the London Ambulance Service.
A teenager was found with stab wounds and despite the efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Four men – aged 21, 27, 31 and 71 – remain in custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder.
Detectives investigating the murder have named the victim as Simarjeet Singh Nangpal as they continue to piece together the events leading up to his death.
The 17-year-old was local to the area.
As the murder investigation continues, Simarjeet’s family are being supported by specialist officers.
Detective Inspector Martin Thorpe, from Specialist Crime South, said:
“We are working around the clock to find those responsible for Simarjeet’s murder, as his family struggle to come to terms with their loss.
“Four men have been arrested and our enquiries continue.
“I would urge anyone with information about how the events unfolded or anyone who may have captured the incident on their phone, dash cameras or doorbell footage to please come forward.”
Detective Superintendent Figo Forouzan, Head of CID in West London, added:
“Our thoughts remain with Simarjeet’s family at this extremely difficult time.
“No family should have to go through what they are experiencing.”
“This incident will undoubtedly cause wider concern, and I want to reassure the community that we will do everything in our power to find those responsible.
“In the coming days, you will see extra officers out on patrol in your area. Please do speak to them about any concerns you may have.”
The four suspects were arrested at the scene.
Two were initially taken to hospital due to injuries they sustained before the police arrived at the scene. They have since been discharged.
All four remain in police custody.
This case comes as knife crime in London continues to increase.
The number of knife or sharp instrument offences recorded by the police in the capital rose to approximately 12,786 in 2022/23, compared with 11,122 in the previous year.
In 2023 so far, there have been 80 homicide victims, including 16 teenagers in London.
Of those teenagers, 14 were stabbed and two were shot.