Teenager charged with murder of boy, 15, stabbed to death in skate park

25 September 2019, 03:00

Elton Gashaj died after being stabbed in Salt Hill Park. Picture: thames Valley police

By Kate Buck

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of another teenager who was knifed to death in a skate park.

Elton Gashaj, 15, was named as the victim of Saturday's attack in Salt Hill Park, Slough.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 6.30pm and attempted to save the boy's life.

He was sadly declared dead at the scene.

The suspect, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Slough Magistrates' Court earlier today.

Another 15-year-old has also been arrested and has been released under investigation.

A 15-year-old has been charged with his murder
A 15-year-old has been charged with his murder. Picture: Thames Valley Police

LPA Commander for Slough, Superintendent Sarah Grahame, said: “I understand that this tragic incident has caused concern within the community, but I would like to offer reassurance that our officers are investigating this thoroughly.

“There will be an increased police presence in the local area whilst the investigation is ongoing and officers conduct reassurance patrols. If you see any officers and have any questions, please feel free to approach them and ask.

“We are also working closely with our partners and local schools to offer support to those that have been affected.”