/Teenager dies after being stabbed in the chest just yards from hospital entrance

Teenager dies after being stabbed in the chest just yards from hospital entrance

A teenage boxing enthusiast, 18, was stabbed to death yards from the entrance to a hospital on Saturday – in the second murder in Britain this year.

The victim, named locally as Mohammed Ashraf, was treated for a stab wound in the chest by officers at the scene in Wexham, Buckinghamshire, yesterday evening.

The teenager was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead less than an hour later.

Two 18-year-old men from Slough have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody.

A teenage boxing enthusiast, 18, named by friends locally as Mohammed Ashraf,

A teenage boxing enthusiast, 18, named by friends locally as Mohammed Ashraf,

A teenage boxing enthusiast, 18, named by friends locally as Mohammed Ashraf,

The victim was treated for a stab wound in the chest by officers at the scene in Wexham, Buckinghamshire, yesterday evening. Pictured: A police cordon at the scene

The victim was treated for a stab wound in the chest by officers at the scene in Wexham, Buckinghamshire, yesterday evening. Pictured: A police cordon at the scene

The victim was treated for a stab wound in the chest by officers at the scene in Wexham, Buckinghamshire, yesterday evening. Pictured: A police cordon at the scene

The victim's friend Amar Kayani wrote: 'We called him "tank" at the boxing club because of his power and his relentless boxing style'

The victim's friend Amar Kayani wrote: 'We called him "tank" at the boxing club because of his power and his relentless boxing style'

 The victim’s friend Amar Kayani wrote: ‘We called him “tank” at the boxing club because of his power and his relentless boxing style’

Off-duty medical staff are also understood to have offered help at the scene on Benjamin Lane, near to Wexham Park Hospital.

Boxing trainer Khalil Khalid wrote in a tribute to Mohammed: ‘Really sad to hear this news.

‘Mohammed attended our gym a few times with friends. 

‘Had a passion to keep fit and learn about boxing. He was not a trouble maker just loved sport. Sadly lost his life to knife crime.’

The victim’s friend Amar Kayani wrote: ‘I write this message with a heavy heart and tears in my eyes.’

He was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead less than an hour later. Pictured: Police at the scene

He was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead less than an hour later. Pictured: Police at the scene

He was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead less than an hour later. Pictured: Police at the scene

He added: ‘We called him “tank” at the boxing club because of his power and his relentless boxing style. 

‘He was loved by everyone for his respectful manner and kindness. I can’t imagine what his family and friends are going through right now.’

‘Knife crime has to come to a end and I urge everyone reading this to stop carrying knifes before it’s too late. Today we lost Tank tomorrow it could be someone you know.’

Police and forensic teams are working at the scene.

A weapon has been recovered along with the victim’s clothing that was cut from him by emergency services. 

Off-duty medical staff are also understood to have offered help at the scene on the Benjamin Lane, near to Wexham Park Hospital.

Off-duty medical staff are also understood to have offered help at the scene on the Benjamin Lane, near to Wexham Park Hospital.

Off-duty medical staff are also understood to have offered help at the scene on the Benjamin Lane, near to Wexham Park Hospital. 

The entrance to the upmarket estate remains under police lock down and police and forensic teams are working at the scene. Pictured: Police at the scene

The entrance to the upmarket estate remains under police lock down and police and forensic teams are working at the scene. Pictured: Police at the scene

The entrance to the upmarket estate remains under police lock down and police and forensic teams are working at the scene. Pictured: Police at the scene

Senior investigating officer, Detective Inspector Dejan Avramovic of Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit, said: ‘We are carrying out an extensive investigation following the death of a young man in Slough.

‘Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

‘We are following a number of investigative lines of enquiry including house to house and CCTV enquiries and we have made two arrests in connection with this incident.

‘Members of the public will see an increased police presence whilst we continue to investigate and patrols will be increased in the area.

‘We would ask anyone with any information or concerns to please speak to one of our officers.

‘I would also like to appeal to the public to please come forward with any information that they may have in connection with this incident.

‘Additionally we would ask anyone with dash-cam footage or CCTV footage to please come forward.’

A teenager was stabbed to death yards from the entrance to a hospital on Saturday - in the second murder in Britain this year. Pictured: Investigators at the scene

A teenager was stabbed to death yards from the entrance to a hospital on Saturday - in the second murder in Britain this year. Pictured: Investigators at the scene

A teenager was stabbed to death yards from the entrance to a hospital on Saturday – in the second murder in Britain this year. Pictured: Investigators at the scene

A weapon has been recovered from the scene along with the victims clothing that was cut from him by emergency services. Pictured: Police at the scene

A weapon has been recovered from the scene along with the victims clothing that was cut from him by emergency services. Pictured: Police at the scene

A weapon has been recovered from the scene along with the victims clothing that was cut from him by emergency services. Pictured: Police at the scene

Police are seen at the scene inside the corden. The road remains closed off to the public

Police are seen at the scene inside the corden. The road remains closed off to the public

Police are seen at the scene inside the corden. The road remains closed off to the public

The police cordon at the scene in Wexham, Buckinghamshire

The police cordon at the scene in Wexham, Buckinghamshire

The police cordon at the scene in Wexham, Buckinghamshire

An Algerian moped rider, 30, who worked for UberEats and Deliveroo,  was stabbed to death in North London on February 3.

Fellow delivery riders gathered in Finsbury Park, where the 30-year-old was fatally stabbed, said he had been the victim of a road rage attack following an altercation with a car driver.

Some of those gathered said they had been repeatedly attacked in the neighbourhood by young gang members – often still in their teens.

A friend said the victim was known as ‘Taki’, although he was unsure of the English spelling. 

Many of the riders criticised the companies they worked for and the police for doing nothing to protect them.

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