14th July 2024
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How Nigerian Boy Was Killed With Sword On London Street

How Nigerian Boy Was Killed With Sword On London Street

London’s Metropolitan Police has revealed the identity of the teenage boy killed in Tuesday’s horrific attack in east London and he happens to be a Nigerian!

Daniel Anjorin, a 14-year-old British-Nigerian, died after a sword-wielding man stabbed him, two police officers and two other people in a street attack in east London.

A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

In an official statement, the Metropolitan Police reported that the suspect crashed his van into a property in Laing Close, causing a collision that left a 33-year-old man injured.

Subsequently, the suspect physically assaulted the victim, causing a wound to his neck.

Additionally, a 35-year-old man suffered lacerations to his arm during an assault inside a neighboring residence.

The Metropolitan Police have stated that although both victims’ injuries are serious, they are not considered to be life-threatening.

After this, the suspect proceeded to attack Anjorin.

“It is with great sadness that one of those injured in this incident… has died from his injuries,” Chief Superintendent Stuart Bell of London’s Metropolitan Police told reporters at the scene.

“He was taken to hospital after being stabbed and sadly died shortly afterwards.”

According to Buckingham Palace, King Charles III expressed disbelief at the stabbings and praised the bravery of the emergency services.

“His thoughts and prayers are with all those affected, particularly the family of the young victim who lost her life,” a spokesperson said.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said in a post on his X account that “such violence has no place on our streets.”

In an interview with LBC, Sir Mark Rowley, the Metropolitan Police commissioner, said: “The first thing to say is to the parents involved, that they lost their 14-year-old son, and that is just horrible, and it is La everyone’s worst nightmare.

“I’m sure we’re all thinking about them.”

On the other hand, Holy Family Catholic School, where the teenager’s mother works, issued a statement.

“It is with great sadness that I share with you the news of the death of the son of one of our staff members.

“Please keep Mrs. Anjorin, her husband and her other children in your prayers.”

One resident, who asked AFP not to be identified, recounted the experience of hiding behind a window while the suspect was outside her house, shouting: “Do you believe in God?” in the police.

“We were very scared and we were trying to hide and not show ourselves through the window because he was standing right next to our house and he could have seen us if he had looked up.”

– Based on agency reports)

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