Police investigating the murder of Jamil Palmer in Feltham are issuing an image of a male they would like to trace.
Today, 21 May, it has also been confirmed that detectives are offering a reward of up to Â£15,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person or people responsible for the killing.
Officers would like to speak with Mahamed Barre, 17 (29/12/96), regarding Jamil’s murder in Crane Park, Feltham at approx 15.30hrs on Tuesday, 6 May.
It has now been established that Mahamed Barre had an altercation earlier on the day of the murder in which he suffered a head injury. He may require medical treatment.
Barre is a Somalian male, of slim build.
Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh of the Homicide and Major Crime Command leads the investigation.
He said: “I am seeking help from the local community to help locate Mahamed Barre. I would ask anyone who knows of his whereabouts, or has any information that could assist us, to come forward.
DCI McHugh added: “I also appeal directly to Mahamed Barre to present himself at a police station so this matter can be dealt with.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8785 8099 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Anyone who sees Mahamed Barre should call 999.
Four males have been previously charged with Jamil’s murder.