The family of Ricky Reel has said it has been contacted by a new witness who says Ricky was murdered.
Ricky’s body was discovered in the River Thames hours after he was attacked by racist thugs in 1997.
The last time he was seen alive he and his friends were being chased by racists.
But the police refused to believe Ricky was murdered.
They insisted he was drunk and fell into the river.
An inquest recorded an open verdict. Two police investigations failed to establish how he died.
Ricky’s mother, Sukhdev Reel, said she was recently contacted by a woman who claimed to have information on someone who may have been involved.
Sukhdev said, “She gave a name as to who he is and where he is. He is currently in prison for a murder. They have come back and said the person who gave the information is too frightened to speak to the police and that maybe this person has learning disabilities and may not be credible.”
The Metropolitan Police said, “There was ultimately insufficient evidence to take inquiries further.”