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14-year-old boy k!lled in UK sword attack IDENTIFIED as Daniel Anjorin, a British-Nigerian

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The 14-year-old boy who was k!lled in Tuesday’s attack in Hainault, a large suburban area in northeast London, has been identified as Daniel Anjorin: a Nigerian

14-year-old boy k!lled in UK sword attack IDENTIFIED as Daniel Anjorin
14-year-old boy k!lled in UK sword attack 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 m3rder.

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.

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“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.

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“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.

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