Slough murder inquest sees three boys arrested after 18-year-old was stabbed to death
Three teenagers have been arrested as a murder investigation continues following the death of an 18-year-old man in Slough. Police and paramedics were called to Trelawney Avenue after a man was found stabbed near shops around 7.15pm on Thursday May 5.
Thames Valley Police Major Crimes Unit said the youngsters had all been arrested in connection with the incident. The boys, who are all from Slough, remain in police custody on Saturday evening May 7.
The force continues to appeal for witnesses to the incident. Officers are also urging people not to share death-related videos online.
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Lead investigator Detective Superintendent Kevin Brown, head of the Major Crimes Unit, said: ‘We have made three arrests as part of our thorough investigation into the tragic stabbing on Trelawney Avenue in Slough on Thursday evening. Our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this most difficult time and I ask that their privacy be respected.
“We are aware of the videos circulating on social media regarding the incident and I urge the public not to share them. This practice is abhorrent and has caused significant distress to the family and friends of the victim.
“Not only do they contain shocking images, but sharing and viewing them could lead to investigative difficulties and even open the perpetrators to investigation for offenses following the arrests. Please do not share or view these images or videos as they are of no use to the family or the police at this critical stage of the investigation.
“I would also like to repeat my request to anyone who may have seen the incident outside the shops on Trelawney Avenue in Langley at around 7.15pm on Thursday or who has information about this incident to please come forward. You can do this by calling 101 or by reporting on our website quoting the 2010 May 5 reference. Alternatively, for 100% anonymity, contact the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or via their website.
Slough Local Police Area Commander Superintendent Lee Barnham said: ‘Thames Valley Police will not tolerate the carrying or use of weapons in Slough. The community will be shocked by what happened, but you will see an increased police presence. If you have any concerns or questions, I encourage you to speak with my officers.