No arrests have been made but detectives believe the 18-year-old had been chased and attacked in Goodinge Close, just off North Road, by two
males who then fled in the direction of York Way.
Det Ch Insp Andy Partridge said: “Another
senseless knife attack has left a family mourning the loss of their loved one...
“I am confident there
are people out there who would have seen something which could well assist with
our investigation. I would appeal to those individuals to please come forward
and help us find those responsible.”
Grenfell files 'lost forever' after being 'wiped from laptop and server'
Some emails, documents and design drawings relating to the Grenfell Tower refurbishment appear to have been lost forever after being wiped from a laptop, the inquiry into the fire has heard.
Design manager Daniel Anketell-Jones, who worked for cladding specialists Harley Facades until March 2016, told the hearing he erased his work computer of all files when he kept the device when he left the firm.
The electrical and mechanical engineering graduate told the inquiry he made the "assumption" his work would remain on the Harley Facades server, which it did not, and denied a claim he arranged for his email file to be deleted from the firm's internal systems.
"I believed everything would be kept on the company server because all the laptops just attached into the server and all the emails were retained on there," he said.
In his witness statement, Harley managing director Ray Bailey said he believed every Harley employee who worked on the revamp was able to pass on emails in the days following the June 2017 fire - except Mr Anketell-Jones, who he said had arranged to have his email file removed from its systems.
Asked about this by inquiry lawyer Kate Grange QC, Mr Anketell-Jones said: "I don't know what he means by that.
"I didn't arrange for that to happen. I don't think I would have the authority or the security to do that."
Mr Anketell-Jones, who worked for Harley for almost nine years, told the inquiry: "The material that was deleted would have related to all Harley projects I had worked on during my time at the company including the Grenfell Tower refurbishment project.
"This would have included emails, documents, design drawings, calculations."
He added: "Most of the information on the laptop would probably have related to 10 Trinity Square as I spent a lot of time working from site where access to the server wasn't as easy, so I would have kept offline files on the laptop for easy access.
"I doubt there would have been any files relating to Grenfell as these would have been on the server."
Police say they have arrested 680 people in connection with Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests in London so far this month.
Thursday marked the final day of advertised protests for XR, which began on 1 September.
The Metropolitan Police Service said that the arrests covered a range of offences, including obstructing the highway, criminal damage and breaching the conditions
set under Section 14 of the Public Order Act (1986).
Commander Jane Connors, from the Met, said: "At the beginning of this period of protests we warned demonstrators that if they failed to comply with conditions in place that they may be liable to arrest."The public have a right to protest, but they do not have a right to cause disruption to the communities and businesses across London. That is why we took swift action to make a number of arrests.
"This has been a large policing operation and we will continue to investigate those who we suspect to have committed offences, so the number of arrests is likely to rise."
Reward offered a year on from mistaken identity shooting
A £10,000 reward is being offered for help to find the killer of a man who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting a year ago.
Wilson Alexandre Garcia Varela, 24, was killed in Malden Road, Kentish Town, on 8 September in what police believe was a case of mistaken identity.
Det Ch Insp Simon Stancombe said: "This was a senseless killing, and one which has shattered the lives of
Wilson’s family and partner. A year on, they are still searching for answers.
The pain is still there.
there are people out there who know who did this. We want
to hear from anyone who might know anything – no detail is too small. It is not
too late to do the right thing."
He added that: “Wilson was a young man with a bright future ahead, but it was brutally
snatched from him. Why would anyone protect someone capable of such cruelty?... Help us get justice for Wilson and his family.”
A teenager has been arrested over the murder of a man on what would have been his 21st birthday.
Salem Koudou, who was aged 20, was stabbed to death in Brixton on 20 August - four days before his birthday.
A post-mortem examination took place at Greenwich Mortuary gave the cause of death as multiple stab wounds.
Yesterday an 18-year-old man was arrested in Harlow, Essex, in connection with the murder.
A 26-year-old man has also been arrested in connection with the murder after being found with multiple stab wounds close to the scene of the murder.
A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and
grievous bodily harm.
overturned car was found in nearby Marcella Road, SW9 and is being linked to
this incident. At this stage, it is believed it may have collided with another
car before overturning; there were no reports of any injuries directly as a
result of this collision.
Det Ch Insp Richard Vandenberg said: "It should have been
Salem’s birthday, but instead of celebrating, his family are suffering the pain
and anguish of his loss.
"We need to understand the chain of events that led to
this young man’s death, and for that we need the public’s help."