The Met Police have now confirmed the victim of fatal stabbing in Edmonton last Sunday is 16-year-old Taye Faik, who was from the area.
The police continue to appeal for information while the Daily Mail reported eyewitnesses alleged that the 16-year-old was ambushed by two balaclava-clad men and was attacked with a machete.
According to the report of the Daily Mail, a witness said: “The cars pulled up. A man went up the street and asked someone for a light then moved away. It looked like he was casing the situation.
“Then shortly after there were two people in balaclavas who attacked the boy with a machete. He was stabbed multiple times and it looked like a targeted attack. After the stabbing the two vehicles, a blue SUV and the Volvo sped off really fast. The victim managed to drag himself to his house just yards away. There was blood everywhere. I don’t know what went off but they came for him, it looked like.”
A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 4 October to establish the exact cause of death.
A crime scene remains in place in Kendal Gardens as detectives, local police officers and forensic specialists continue their painstaking work at the scene.
Detective Chief Superintendent Caroline Haines, the senior officer responsible for the Met’s North Area BCU, said: “I would like to thank the local people for their patience as our officers have conducted enquiries within the local area today and yesterday.
“They will continue to see a police presence and ongoing activity in their neighbourhood in the coming days, and I encourage people in the community to speak with those officers if they have any information or concerns that they wish to share.
“My thoughts and most sincere sympathies are with the family and friends of Taye. His family will be supported by dedicated police officers throughout the unimaginably difficult days and months ahead. We will be there for them, and I can assure them that skilled and tenacious detectives will be working to bring to justice whoever was responsible for this terrible crime.”
Any witnesses who are yet to speak with police and anyone with information that may assist the investigation should submit this here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/01MPS23V75-PO1