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Feltham stabbing: Murder investigation launched after man, 19, found dead in west London park

A man has been found stabbed to death in a west London park as police launch a murder investigation.

The body of Tyler Donnelly, 19, was discovered by joggers in Hanworth Park in Feltham at around 7.40am this morning.

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Howie, who is leading the investigation from the Met's Homicide Command, has appealed to the public to come forward if they have any information.

He said: "Tyler left his home around 9.10pm on Wednesday evening and rode his bike along Elmwood Avenue and at some stage entered the park. He never returned home.

"If you were in the park and saw something, regardless of the reason you were there, please do get in touch. Our focus is on what happened to Tyler and who was responsible."

The detective added: "Similarly, if you were driving through Elmwood Avenue, returning home or out walking, did you notice anything? Did you perhaps see Tyler, who was wearing dark clothing, riding his grey bike or did you see him with anyone?

"The H25 bus route goes through Elmwood Avenue, were you travelling through this area on Wednesday or in the early hours of Thursday? Did you see Tyler or anyone matching his description?"

Detective Howie said Mr Donnelly's family and friends "are inconsolable after receiving the worst possible news imaginable".

"Our thoughts are with them and they are being supported by specialist officers."

No arrests have been made and police said a post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course.

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Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson, leading policing in Hounslow, said: "It saddens me to see another young life so needlessly cut short and I urge anyone who has information about who is responsible to get in touch with the investigation team.

"I know that this incident will be a shock for those living and working in the area and my officers will be conducting additional patrols to provide reassurance to the community."