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Murder victim identified

Alert message sent 23/09/2019 15:19:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

The victim of a murder in Slough has now been formally identified.

Thames Valley Police was called to Salt Hill Park, Stoke Poges Lane at around 6.30pm on Saturday (21/9) after a report that a boy had been stabbed.

Sadly, the victim died at the scene and a murder investigation was launched.

The victim, a 15-year-old boy from Slough, has been formally identified as Elton Gashaj.

A post-mortem conducted yesterday (22/9) concluded that the cause of death was a stab wound to the chest.

A 17-year-old boy who was arrested in connection with this incident has since been released with no further action and a 15-year-old boy has been released under investigation.
A further 15-year-old boy remains in police custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Shearwood of the Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit, said: “The family of Elton Gashaj are being supported by specially trained officers as our investigation continues.

“I would reiterate that if anyone has any information that could assist us with this investigation, please call 101, quoting reference 1240 21/9.

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
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Caitlin Rosetti (Police, Communications Support Assistant, Thames Valley)

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