London teenage homicides: Grim rollcall of young victims killed in capital this year

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London teenage homicides: Grim rollcall of young victims killed in capital this year

The latest deadly stabbing in London brings the number of teen killings to 28 in the capital so far this year.

It overtakes the 27 deaths seen in 2017, which had been the highest in recent years, and is one off the grim record of 29 in 2008.

With a month still to go, there will be inevitable fears this horrific tally could be matched or exceeded.

Here is a list of this year’s victims:

January

• Anas Mezenner (aged 17) died after being stabbed on 19 January

Romario Opia (aged 15) died after being stabbed on 25 January

February

• Hani Solomon (aged 18) died after being stabbed on 11 February

Drekwon Patterson (aged 16) died after being stabbed on 18 February

• Ahmed Beker (aged 19) died after being stabbed on 26 February

March

• Tai Jordan O’Donnell (aged 19) died after being stabbed on 3 March

• Mazaza Owusu-Mensah (aged 18) died after being stabbed on 6 March

• Ezra Okobia (aged 14) died in a house fire (classed as homicide) on 6 March

• Nikolay Vandev (aged 19) died after being stabbed on 8 March

Hussain Chaudhry (aged 18) died after being stabbed on 17 March

April

• Levi Ernest-Morrison (aged 17) died after being stabbed on 10 April

Fares Maatou (aged 14) died after being stabbed on 23 April

• Abubakkar ‘Junior’ Jah (aged 18) died after being shot and stabbed on 26 April

May

• Daniel Laskos (aged 16) died after being stabbed on 7 May

June

• Taylor Cox (aged 19) died after being shot on 8 June

• Denardo Samuels-Brooks (aged 17) died after being stabbed on 10 June

• Jalan Woods-Bell (aged 15) died after being stabbed on 11 June

• Tashawn Watt (aged 19) died after being stabbed on 25 June 2021

July

• Camron Smith (aged 16) died after being stabbed on 1 July

Tamim Ian Habimana (aged 15) died after being stabbed on 5 July

Keane Flynn-Harling (aged 16) died after being stabbed on 5 July

• Damarie Omare Roye (aged 16) died after being stabbed on 9 July

August

Stelios Averkiou (aged 16) died after being stabbed on 1 August

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September

• Alex Ajanaku (aged 18) died after being shot on 1 September

October

Hazrat Wali (aged 18) died after being stabbed on 12 October

• Kamran Khalid (aged 18) died after being stabbed on 28 October

November

Jermaine Cools (aged 14) died after being stabbed on 18 November

Rishmeet Singh (aged 16) died after being stabbed on 24 November.

(c) Sky News 2021: London teenage homicides: Grim rollcall of young victims killed in capital this year