The community where a 16-year-old boy was fatally stabbed to death will see “enhanced activity” from police in the coming days.
The teenager was found in Kendal Gardens, Edmonton, at around 11.30pm yesterday evening (October 1).
Despite the best efforts of officers from the Metropolitan Police and medics from the London Ambulance Service he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Chief Superintendent for Enfield borough Caroline Haines said today (October 2) that the boy’s family is aware but that formal identification will take place in due course.
READ MORE – Teenage boy, 16, dies in fatal stabbing The 16-year-old has been named locally as Taye Faik and the Evening Standard has reported that he was stabbed just yards from his home in the cul-de-sac.
An Enfield Independent reader said there had been police and ambulance sirens in Kendal Avenue last night, an area they described as “normally” quiet.
When asked by this paper what an increased police presence in the area would involve, Ch Supt Haines said that not only would officers be at the scene itself but also in the wider community to provide “reassurance”.
She said that there would be “an enhanced activity” and that officers would be working “proactively”.
At the scene, officers could be seen checking the details of Kendal Avenue and Kendal Gardens residents before allowing them through the police cordon.
Both ends of Kendal Avenue are cordoned off while the police investigation is carried out.
Ch Supt Haines said: “I want to thank local people for their patience as police will have been working through the night.”
She added: “My thoughts and my sincere sympathies are with the family and friends of the victim.
“The family will be supported by dedicated police officers throughout the unimaginably difficult days and months ahead.
READ MORE – Woman and child assessed after faulty dishwasher causes blaze in block of flats “We will be there for them and I can assure them that skilled and tenacious detectives will be working to bring to justice whoever is responsible for this terrible crime.”
No arrests have been made at this stage of the investigation, but any witnesses yet to speak to police are urged to come forward.
Anyone with information can call 101 quoting CAD reference 7767 of the 1st of October.
To remain anonymous they can call Crimestoppers on 0800555111 or contact the independent charity online.