Hanworth Park stabbing, Feltham: Murder charges after body of Tyler Donnelly, 19, found by joggers

A murder investigation was launched following the discovery of the body of Tyler Donnelly, 19, stabbed to death in Hanworth Park, Feltham.

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Three men have been charged with the murder of a 19-year-old who was found dead in a London park.

The body of Tyler Donnelly, from Feltham, was discovered by joggers in Hanworth Park on Thursday morning (January 25). A post-mortem found the teenager died as a result of a stab wound to the neck.

On Tuesday (January 30) three men were charged with murder: Daniel Matos, 21, of Craston Close, Hounslow; Keith Preddie, 32, of Shore Close, Feltham; and Joshua Cowley, 27, of Avonwick Road, Hounslow. They are due to appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

Tyler left his home at around 9.10pm on Wednesday evening and rode his bike along Elmwood Avenue. Police say at some stage he entered the park and that he never returned home.

Members of the public called the police at shortly after 7.40am, reporting that they had found a body in Hanworth Park.

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Howie, leading the investigation from the Met’s Homicide Command, said: “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.

“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?

“Tyler’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.”

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Tyler Donnelly

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.

“If you are worried or have concerns please do approach those officers or get in touch with your local neighbourhood policing team.

“I thank you for your patience and understanding as our specialist teams work at the scene and make their enquiries.”

Information can be provided to the investigation team via the Met Police's public portal, or call 101 quoting 1197/25Jan.

To remain 100% anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

This story was updated on Wednesday January 31.