Tuesday 28 February 2017

'It is impossible to describe the pain our family is suffering' - Mother of youth injured in stabbing

Jamel Boyce who was left critically ill after being stabbed in the chest and leg during an altercation with four males on a street in Clapham, south-west London. Photo: PA
Jamel Boyce who was left critically ill after being stabbed in the chest and leg during an altercation with four males on a street in Clapham, south-west London. Photo: PA

The heartbroken parents of a boy left fighting for his life after being stabbed have released a picture of him in intensive care in a bid to bring his attackers to justice.

Pansy Boyce, mother of Jamel Boyce, said it was "impossible" to describe the pain her family was suffering, but hoped the image of the 17-year-old lying unconscious in a hospital bed would show the devastating impact of knife crime.

Jamel was left critically ill after being stabbed in the chest and leg during an altercation with four males on a street in Clapham, south-west London, on the evening of October 14.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police said the "minor scuffle" may have appeared trivial to onlookers, but the teenager collapsed soon afterwards.

Bystanders gave Jamel first aid before the arrival of paramedics who rushed him to a south London hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Mrs Boyce said: "It is impossible to describe the pain our family is suffering at this time as our son lies in hospital fighting for his life.

Jamel Boyce who was left critically ill after being stabbed in the chest and leg during an altercation with four males on a street in Clapham. Photo: PA
Jamel Boyce who was left critically ill after being stabbed in the chest and leg during an altercation with four males on a street in Clapham. Photo: PA

"It breaks my heart to release this picture of Jamel but it shows plainly the devastating impact that carrying and using a knife can have.

"I would hate for any other mother or family to go through what we are going through right now. If you know what happened, and who did this to my son, please look into your conscience and speak to police."

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