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Ten year appeal over teenager's murder in London

Tangor Gokkusu
Image caption No motive for the murder has ever been established by police

Detectives investigating the murder of a teenager in north London have renewed appeals for information, 10 years on from his killing.

Tangor Gokkusu, 16, was stabbed in the neck in Finsbury Park on 3 October 2000 when he was confronted by a group of youths as he returned home.

He staggered across the road and collapsed before being taken to hospital where he died four days later.

Seven people had been arrested but they were released without charge.

Tangor was attacked at about 1740 BST just after he got off the 141 bus at the junction of Green Lanes and Brownswood Road.

He was confronted by a group of youths who officers believe followed him off the bus.

Following a brief argument, one of the group stabbed Tangor in the neck before the group ran off.

No motive for the murder has ever been established by police.

Det Ch Insp Simon Moring said: "It is now 10 years since that fateful day when Tangor lost his life so needlessly, and I believe there are still people in the local community who know who is responsible.

"I am hoping the passage of time will have seen changes in group affiliations and that someone will do the right thing and come forward to enable justice for Tangor's family."

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