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14-Year-Old Boy Killed In UK Sword Attack Was British Nigerian, Identified As Daniel Anjorin

Posted By on May 2, 2024 0

His family are being supported by specialist officers as detectives continue their investigation at pace.

Daniel Anjorin

A 14-year-old boy, who was reported to have been tragically killed in Tuesday’s attack in Hainault, a large suburban area in northeast London, England has been identified as Daniel Anjorin.

His family are being supported by specialist officers as detectives continue their investigation at pace.

Giving an update on the tragic incident, Metropolitan Police said a 36-year-old man was put in custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder.

Speaking earlier today (Wednesday) on LBC, Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley, said: “The thoughts of us all are with the parents of the 14-year-old boy who lost his life.

“Officers were on the ground in 12 minutes and the attacker was detained in 22 minutes. Videos shown on social media and media websites show what the situation was really like for the officers. It is not a glib phrase when we say they run towards danger. Officers are so connected to the idea that it’s their job to protect the public that they instinctively do this.

“It is a privilege to lead and work with my officers; meeting them and listening to them is humbling. Nineteen officers a day are injured in London, seven days a week, 365 days a year. This is the background context to officers going about their work, making arrests, protecting people.”

Police were called shortly before 07:00hrs to Laing Close, Hainault, after receiving reports that a man had crashed a van into the fence of a house and people stabbed.

Detective Chief Inspector Larry Smith, who is leading the investigation, said: “This is an incredibly tragic incident that has resulted in a young boy losing his life and his family devastated. On behalf of the family, I would ask that their privacy is respected.

“This is a complex investigation due to the number of crime scenes, forensic evidence, hours of CCTV footage and witnesses we need to speak to. I know that many people will want answers and we are working to provide them as soon as we can. I would also echo previous calls for patience as my officers carry out a painstaking investigation to deliver justice for Daniel, his family, those injured and the wider community.

“We are starting to build a picture of what happened on Tuesday and I want to thank everyone who has come forward to share dashcam, doorbell and mobile phone footage with us.

“Likewise, thank you to witnesses, who were no doubt terrified by what they saw, and who have made vital contributions to our investigation. Anyone who has not yet spoken to police and has any information should contact us as soon as possible.”

The police said the incident took place in a number of locations and they were still working to confirm the full details.

The police said, “We know that a 33-year-old man was struck when the suspect crashed his van into the property in Laing Close. He was then attacked by the suspect and suffered a wound to his neck.

“A 35-year-old man suffered lacerations to his arm when he was attacked inside a nearby property.

“The suspect then went on to attack Daniel Anjorin who, as we know, tragically died from his injuries.

“Officers arrived at the scene within 12 minutes of the first call. They used their Pava incapacitant spray and Taser however these had limited impact.

“Two officers were subsequently attacked by the suspect, causing serious injuries. They will require long-term rehabilitation to help them recover.”

According to the police, the suspect fled again before being surrounded by other officers in Thurlow Gardens. They used Taser to overpower him.

He was arrested before being taken to hospital due to injuries from the crash and was subsequently put in police custody.

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