A 15-year-old boy suspected of murder was arrested after a teenager was stabbed to death in his school uniform in front of a busy mall.
15-year-old Baptista Adjei, who was facing trial with a big football club, was stabbed shortly after leaving St Bonaventure School, Forest Gate, in East London.
He died on the street in front of a McDonald's in Stratford, around Thursday, around 3:20 pm.
Police said a 15-year-old boy who went to East London police station on Friday was arrested for murder and was still in police custody.
Five hours later, agents were called to the Brandon Estate in Camberwell, South London, where they found an 18-year-old man with stab wounds. This teenager died an hour later, the metropolitan police said.
The Stratford casualty, Adjei – known as "Bap" – was to have a trial for the Ipswich Town football club, announced today his devastated former coach.
Victim: 15-year-old Baptista Adjei, photographed by his former football team, was stabbed to death in Stratford, East London, yesterday
Senie Emmanuel, a former Baptista football coach, said he was "completely devastated" by the death of the promising athlete.
Senie is responsible for the development of Mindset FC where Bap played in the U15 team until last December.
He said: "I am completely devastated, everyone is still in shock. He was ready for a trial with Ipswich. He was about to do it.
That's why he left our club. He's a nice boy to work with, no problem at all. But I am a father and I know that you often only see what the children are when they are with you.
Senie must meet Josephine, the mourning mother of Bap, later in the evening.
His aunt told the Evening Standard that he phoned his mother, who lives in Canning Town, to tell him that he was going home.
She had offered to pick him up at school because the Extinction rebellion had ended the DLR, but he had decided instead to go to the Stratford Center with a friend.
Paying homage to her, she said, 'He was a cheerful boy, very popular in churches, everyone in the street knew him. He would come and put his arms around you. He would always make you laugh.
Police and paramedics found this schoolboy seriously injured. Despite considerable efforts to save his life, he was pronounced dead at the location near the mall at 3:49 pm (police treat the surviving teenager in Stratford).
A bouquet of flowers with the inscription 'RIP BAPS' is photographed today at the Stratford Police Cord
Bap was playing for the Under-16 team of the Ultra Elite Youth football club this season.
That afternoon after school, about 50 students gathered at the murder scene and ended up on the road.
Less than four hours after Baptista's death, the police rushed to the scene of another knife attack in the Brandon area of Camberwell.
Shortly after 8 pm, they found an 18-year-old man with a knife. He was pronounced dead at the scene an hour later.
The police told MailOnline that there is no indication that the two incidents, which bring the total number of murders in London in 2019 to 117, are related.
His aunt Aretha Adjei told the newspaper, "He was a nice boy, the fact that he died in his school uniform is horrible.
"His mother is not doing well. She has only two children. You can not imagine his pain. She keeps saying how she should have picked him up.
The detective responsible for the case, DCI Chris Soole, told MailOnline that his family was suffering from "unimaginable grief."
A forensic tent is photographed in the Brandon Estate in Camberwell after an 18-year-old man was stabbed to death last night
A police cordon is in place on the Brandon Estate in Camberwell in the early hours of this morning.
DCI Chris Soole said that only a person who has lost a loved one in similar tragic circumstances could quantify their loss and face months of heartache in front of them.
"The boy's family is naturally disturbed," revealed DCI Soole. Unless you have lost a loved one in these circumstances, no one can ever quantify how much grief they are currently experiencing.
"The long journey they will undertake from here to begin this process of closure, I can not imagine and I do not think anyone who has not been in the same situation can do it."
The detective repeatedly urged witnesses of this horrible double-blade attack to make themselves known and tried to allay their fears of frequent stabbing around the Stratford Mall.
He said: "We are doing everything in our power to dispel the fears that knife crime is at the center of concern outside the Stratford Center."
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he was "devastated" by stabbing in London, which killed two teenagers.
"I am completely devastated to learn that two teenagers were killed in our streets: a 15-year-old boy in Stratford and an 18-year-old man in Southwark. My thoughts are with the loved ones of the two victims in this incredibly difficult time.
"Knife crimes rob the future of our youth – and they devastate our communities. It must stop.
"That's why, despite the government's massive budget cuts, we are funding specialized agents to fight violence, while focusing on the causes of crime, investing in youth and services. of prevention.
"I urge anyone who has information about these incidents to call the police at 101 or to contact Crimestoppers anonymously at 0800 555111. There is no honor in keeping quiet."
A huge police cordon is in place in Stratford today and the mall is closed for a possible two days. The flowers were left as a tribute to the scene.
Baptista images circulated on social media with the hashtags 'fly high', 'rest up Baptista' and 'RIP'.
The former football team of the victim paid tribute to him on social media, as well as other people from the region.
The schoolboy, dubbed "Bap" by friends, and the other teenager were attacked after getting off a stopped bus near the Stratford Mall and getting ready for a snack at McDonald's.
Friends rushed to help him, and members of the public made first aid at the scene.
Police and paramedics fought to save him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene near the mall at 3:49 pm.
The second boy, aged 15, was found stabbed in the leg and stabbed. He was taken to a hospital in East London where his injuries would not be life threatening.
Witnesses trapped in McDonald's after the violence began said "Bap" was stabbed "in the chest".
One of them saw the young man bleed "from the heart" as two women "pressed against his chest" and asked him to "open his eyes".
Eyewitness Umer Draze, 31, was taking a break from his job as head of support training at a nearby Argos store.
Umer, of Manor Park, East London, said: 'I was lining up at McDonald's when I heard a loud knock at the door on the street.
"People suddenly started shouting" someone was stabbed, someone was stabbed. I looked and saw the boy falling right outside the door.
He wore a gray school uniform and looked young, hairless on his face. He looked like 13 or 14 years old.
Pictured: Stratford Broadway in East London this afternoon, where a schoolboy was stabbed to death
"I could clearly see him bleeding from the heart. He had been stabbed in the chest. I am 100% sure.
"I and other guests tried to go to the boy, but the door was locked. We all wanted to open the door but we could not. So I found myself on the other side of the glass.
"He did not say anything. I thought that only God could save him. I started thinking about the boy's mother.
"The security guards at the mall came with two ladies passing by.
"They were leaning on his chest, saying," please, speak to us "and" open your eyes ".
"I did not see the other boy, but the police then interrogated me and told me that one boy was stabbed in the chest and the other in the leg."
Police and paramedics found the schoolchildren with "serious injuries" and, despite his efforts to save his life, he was pronounced dead at 3:49 pm at the scene near the mall.
Umer, who said the murder scene was right in front of the shop where he was working, added, "It's not normal for this to happen.
'I am so angry. I'm just going to try to focus on my work, but it's difficult. I have no words.'
Tresca Wilson, whose daughter was friends with Bap, tweeted: 'Rest in peace Baptista, you are now in paradise with the angels. And the condolences go to the family and friends of Baptista. It's heartbreaking.
DCI Chris Soole, who leads the investigation, described the attack as a "senseless attack" and said an investigation into a murder had been opened.
He added, "First and foremost, our thoughts are with this young man's family and friends. They are tragically confronted with this terrible loss of life.
"The victim of this aggression is a schoolboy who has his whole life in front of him. He had everything to live.
"It was a senseless attack and we share the worry and alarm that this murder will undoubtedly cause in the local community.
"We will do everything in our power to catch the people involved and bring them to justice."
An order under section 60, giving officers the power to stop and search in the area, was applied in Stratford, while detectives roam the area.
The teens were attacked on board or after getting off a stopped bus near the Stratford Mall, the police said.
Police in Stratford, East London, after teenager stabbed mortally in front of Stratford Broadway shortly after 3 pm Thursday
At Camberwell, officers were called at Grimsel Path, Brandon Estate, at 8:21 pm last night.
They found the victim, aged 18, wounded with a knife and declared dead at 9:14 pm.
His close relatives have been informed, but formal identification and post mortem examination still need to take place.
A forensic examination tent and a cordon de police were quickly set up and stay there this morning.
Witnesses said a group of women had pleaded with the teenager, "Please, do not die" trying to save him.
The women shouted, "Stay awake, please, do not leave" as they tried to save the boy, locally named Clinton, after being stabbed in an area in southeastern London.
Another woman living on the estate described the horrible scene after being alerted by shouts outside.
The scene of the murder is still photographed with a cordon in place in Camberwell, south of London, today
A forensic examination tent is still in place in Camberwell this morning
Aged 54, who was watching television, he rushed to help the victim who was lying on the ground in the Brandon area of Camberwell.
She said, "I was sitting watching Emmerdale on television when I heard this cry:" he was stabbed, he was stabbed ".
"I have never heard such cries in my life. I looked outside and there was a group of women trying to revive him and trying to keep him alive.
'They said' Stay awake! Do not leave! Please do not die, please not yet.
"There were two or three to start, trying to help him stay alive and letting him breathe.
These are middle-aged women who go to bingo on a Monday and a Wednesday.
"He had to survive until the ambulance and paramedics arrived, and then five or ten minutes later he just died.
"I think he was stabbed twice and they tried to revive him. There were so many people around him.
A passer-by walks around the property where the police watch the scene of the murder
The woman found a gray sweater covered in blood when she came out this morning.
She said, "I left my house this morning and saw a gray sweater with blood on it during the garbage dump.
"He was just lying on the floor. I do not know at all how it happened, you need a keychain to enter our building.
"I told the police officer and he came up with a brown bag and said it was blood.
The woman said there have been several stab wounds in the area, which have a history of gang-related violence.
She added, "For me, this is just the beginning: you stab a gang and they come back to stab you. It's gang rivalry, that's what it is.
Others said he had been warned not to approach the area and people had heard screams saying "you should not come here" after his move and he will not come back.
A friend, who did not want to be named, rushed to the boy's rescue and said, "Wake up! Wake up!' as he tried to keep his eyes open and saw that he had been stabbed.
The 17-year-old returned from the local co-op store when a neighbor warned him to hurry home after seeing a man in the street with a knife.
There is a strong police presence on the Brandon Estate in Camberwell this morning after the stabbing at 8 pm yesterday.
He said, "I was there when he was on the floor, trying to keep him awake.
'His eyes were open but he was not blinking. I was trying to keep the flash there. I kept saying, "wake up, wake up." I was just trying to help him. He was stabbed in the stomach.
"I had just come from the cooperative and my neighbor told me he had seen someone with a big knife. She said 'hurry up and go into the house.'
I was just confused. I looked around and saw the commotion and went to see what was happening – that's when I saw it.
"It was three or four minutes later, it was so cool. There were neighbors who were trying to squeeze the wound and do the CPR.
"He was a good boy. He was in his own way to do his own thing. He was very independent. Nobody wants to be at the end of the sword.
The young victim's friends huddled under the police cordon in the rain.
All witnesses must call the police at 101 and anonymously give the reference: CAD 4644 / 01OCT19 or Crime Stoppers at 0800 555 111.
|#||LAST NAME||AGE||DATED||INCIDENT TIME||STREET||LOCATION|
|1||Charlotte Huggins||32||January 1st||4:20||John Ruskin Street||Camberwell|
|2||Tudor Simionov||33||January 1st||5:36||Park Lane||Mayfair|
|3||Simbiso Aretha Moula||39||January 4th||7:50||Lower Mardyke Avenue||Rainham|
|4||Sarah Ashraf||35||January 6th||6:20 p.m.||East Ferry Road||Island of the dogs|
|5||Jayden Moody||14||January 7||6:30 p.m.||Bickley Road||Waltham Forest|
|6||Asma Begum||31||January 11||4:00 p.m.||City Island Way||Canning Town|
|seven||Kamil Malysz||34||January 27||10:15||Alfred Way||Influence|
|8||Nedim Bilgin||17||January 29||6:49 p.m.||Tilloch Street||Islington|
|9||Carl Thorpe||46||February 4th||6:30||Dartmouth Park Hill||Highgate|
|ten||Lejean Richards||19||February 5||7:52 p.m.||Wolsey Court||Battersea|
|11||Dennis Anderson||39||February 10||2:35||Lordship Lane||East Dulwich|
|12||Bright Akinlele||22||February 18||10:44||Euston Street||Camden|
|13||Brian Wieland||69||February 19th||1:12 p.m.||Genever Close||Chingford|
|14||Glendon Spence||23||the 21st of February||6:45 p.m.||Minet Road||Brixton|
|15||Kamali Gabbidon-Lynck||19||February 22||8:09 p.m.||Vincent Road||Green wood|
|16||David Lopez-Fernandez||38||February 25||2:35 p.m.||Globe Road||Hamlets Tour|
|17||Che Morrison||20||February 26||8:48 p.m.||Cranbrook Road||Ilford|
|18||Jodie Chesney||17||March 1||9:25 p.m.||St Neot Street||Harold Hill|
|19||Elize Linda Stevens||50||March 2||10:19||Great North Way||Hendon|
|20||Jolia Bogdan||3 months||March 2||11:57||Tamworth Road||Croydon|
|21||Mohamed Elmi||37||3rd of March||6:00||Romily Street||Soho|
|22||Laureline Garcia-Bertaux||34||March 6||pm||Darell Road||Kew|
|23||David Martinez||26||March 6||4:25 p.m.||North Birkbeck Road||Leyton|
|24||Antoinette Donnegan||52||March 7||6:40 p.m.||Este Route||Battersea|
|25||Ayub Hassan||17||March 7||2:14 p.m.||Lanfrey Place||West Kensington|
|26||Florin Pitic||20||March 10||0.30am||Queensbury Station||Brent|
|27||Nathaniel Armstrong||29||March 16||12:37||Gowan Avenue||Fulham|
|28||Abdirashid Mohamoud||17||March 22||10:35 p.m.||Union Lane||Isleworth|
|29||Ravi Katharkamar||54||March 24||6:00||Marsh Road||Pinner|
|30||Ramane Richard Wiggan||25||March 27||4:11 p.m.||Brother Mews||West Norwood|
|31||Zahir Visit||25||March 28||6:15 p.m.||Cunningham Place||Regents Park|
|32||Gavin Garraway||40||March 29||2:37 p.m.||Clapham Park Road||Clapham|
|33||Calvin Bungisa||22||April 1st||8:30 p.m.||Grafton road||Kentish Town|
|34||Hubert Hall||60||April 2||6:44||Hoe Street||Walthamstow|
|35||Annabelle Lancaster||22||April 7||5:49 p.m.||Turkey Street||Enfield|
|36||Noore Bashir salad||22||April 8th||9:26 p.m.||Church path||Manor Park|
|37||Gopinath Kasivisuwanathan||27||April 16||1:28||Ealing Road||Wembley|
|38||Steven Brown||47||April 17||5:47 p.m.||Matthias Road||Stoke Newington|
|39||Meshach Williams||21||April 23||9:00 p.m.||Great street||Harlesden|
|40||Miharican Mustafa||38||April 26||11:45||Vandome Close||Canning Town|
|41||Henriett Szucs||34||April 26||11:45||Vandome Close||Canning Town|
|42||Amy Parsons||35||April 26||1:30 p.m.||Crowder Street||Whitechapel|
|43||Joshua White||29||April 26||2:43 p.m.||Frampton Park Road||Hackney|
|44||Tashaun Aird||15||May 1st||8:54 p.m.||Somerford Grove||Hackney|
|45||Constantine Sin||51||May 5th||0.40am||Highway||Leytonstone|
|46||McCaulay Urugbezi-Edwards||18||May 5th||9:30 p.m.||Tiverton Street||Southwark|
|47||Barrington Davis||54||May 16||7:00||Torridon Road||Lewisham|
|48||Vladimir Koudriavtsev||69||May 23||6:40||Appleford Road||Kensington|
|49||Tatiana Koudriavtsev||68||May 23||6:40||Appleford Road||Kensington|
|50||Iderval da Silva||46||May 25||4:32 p.m.||Charlotte Despard Avenue||Battersea|
|51||Alimal Islam||23||May 26||4:30 p.m.||St Pauls Way||Hamlets Tour|
|52||Ismaila Ceesay||33||May 28||1:15||Warwick Road||Gate of the forest|
|53||Steven Kennedy||61||May 30||11:35||Plaistow Park||Plaistow|
|54||Graham Howe||53||May 30||11:05 p.m.||Preston Road||Harrow|
|55||Baris Kucuk||33||June 1||3:09||Seven Sisters Road||Haringey|
|56||Adrian Murphy||43||June 4th||6:18 p.m.||Lombardy route||Battersea|
|57||Cheyon Evans||18||June 14||4:42 p.m.||Deeside Road||Wandsworth|
|58||Eniola Aluko||19||June 14||4:56 p.m.||Hartville Road||Plumstead|
|59||Gleb Stanislavovich Zhebrovsky||34||June 15th||3:58 p.m.||Alton Street||Hamlets Tour|
|60||Giedrius Juskauskas||42||June 16th||0.40am||Whale alley||Stratford|
|61||Stepan Suslyk||40||June 16th||First hours||Holland Park Avenue||Notting Hill|
|62||David Bello-Monerville||38||June 18||10:50 p.m.||Welbeck Road||Barnet|
|63||Ionut Manea||63||June 18||11:45 p.m.||A406||Ilford|
|64||Edward Simpson||25||21st of June||11:08 p.m.||Mill Lane||Feltham|
|65||Yusuf Mohamed||18||June 26||9:20 p.m.||Uxbridge Road||Bushmen|
|66||Kelly Mary Fauvrelle||26||June 29||3:30||Raymead Avenue||Croydon|
|67||Riley Fauvrelle||5 days||June 29||3:30||Raymead Avenue||Croydon|
|68||Ian Taylor||54||June 29||5:55 p.m.||Coldharbour Lane||Lambeth|
|69||Fuad Habib||28||June 29||11:07 p.m.||Wakefield Street||Newham|
|70||Gary Blagrove||44||June 29||To confirm||New Kings Road||Fulham|
|71||Amara Toure||18||June 30th||4:51||Sutherland Walk||Southwark|
|72||Tesfa Campbell||40||July 3||2:45 p.m.||Latchmere Road||Wandsworth|
|73||Craig Walters (Craig Small)||32||July the 5th||8:10 p.m.||Harrow Road||Wembley|
|74||Amanda Gretton||57||July the 5th||5:00 p.m.||Prendergast Road||Blackheath|
|75||Grineo Daka||27||July 7||3:00 am||Lea Bridge Road||Leyton|
|76||Kwasi Mensah-Ababio||26||July 8th||7:05 p.m.||Monks Park Gardens||Wembley|
|77||Leo Marcus||22||July 10||2:40 p.m.||Tellson Avenue||Kidbrooke|
|78||Boluwatife Oyewunmi||22||11 July||To confirm||Lincolon Road||Enfield|
|79||Kye Manning||19||11 July||9:10 p.m.||Brighton Road||Croydon|
|80||Akbar Arezo||64||Jul 12||9:11||Redfern Avenue||Whitton|
|81||Layla Arezo||74||Jul 12||9:11||Redfern Avenue||Whitton|
|82||Aron Kato||28||July 17th||10:20||Ley Street||Ilford|
|83||Diane Dyer||61||July 18th||11:08 p.m.||Oakwood Avenue||Beckenham|
|84||Abdullahi Hassan||20||July 25||11:45 p.m.||Border Road||South Hampstead|
|85||Robert Komuro||41||July 23||10:00 p.m.||Gordon Road||Hillingdon|
|86||Liam Dent||25||July 26||0:13||Moor Lane||Chessington|
|87||Alciveadis Mauredis||60||July 31||To confirm||St John's Way||Islington|
|88||Dorothy Woolmer||89||August 3||11:00||Waltheof Gardens||Tottenham|
|89||Mohammed Shah Subhani||27||5 August||To confirm||Heston||Hounslow|
|90||Alex Smith||16||August 12||11:10 p.m.||Munster Square||Camden|
|91||Salomon Small||18||August 15th||2:00 p.m.||Corrance Road||Lambeth|
|92||Amrou Greenidge||18||20 August||To confirm||Broom Lane||Fulham|
|93||Allan Isichei||69||August 24||6:31 p.m.||St. Mary's Avenue||Southall|
|94||Santino Angelo Dymiter||18||August 26||3:30 p.m.||Chadd Green||Newham|
|95||Lee Casey||39||August 29||12:00||Brixton Hill||Brixton|
|96||Unnamed child||15 months||August 27||To confirm||To confirm||Putney|
|97||Laura Rakstelyte||31||August 29||12:57||The reader||Ilford|
|98||Perry Jordan-Brammer||15||August 30||11:15||Willan Road||Tottenham|
|99||Sandra Samuels||45||August 31||1:30 p.m.||Herrick House, Howard Road||Hackney|
|100||Norman Bertran-Tavarez||24||September 1st||11:30 p.m.||Elephant and Castle station||Southwark|
|101||Michael Irving||15||September 3rd||6:45 p.m.||Byford Close||Stratford|
|102||Unnamed man||20s||September 8th||3:45 p.m.||Sydenham Road||Lewisham|
|103||Sahkira Mercedes Gwendolin Loseke||20s||September 8th||11:55 p.m.||Belmont Street||Chalk farm|
|104||Wilson Alexandre Garcia Varela||24||September 9th||10:10||Malden Road||Kentish Town|
|105||Josiph Beker (Youssef al-Bayjani)||17||September 10||3:04 p.m.||Church Street||Edgware Road|
|106||Unnamed girl||8 weeks||September 12||2:01 p.m.||Unnamed Road||SE16|
|107||Assad Abdullah Yarow||25||September 12||11:10 p.m.||Camden High Street||Camden|
|108||Omar Smith||34||September 13||11:55 p.m.||Downham Way||Lewisham|
|109||Unnamed girl||16 months||September 13||To confirm||To confirm||Plaistow|
|110||Julio Gomes||29||September 14||8:10 p.m.||Houndsfield Road||Edmonton|
|111||Mark McCann-Barrett||33||Sept. 17||9:27||Lansdowne Rd||Walthamstow|
|112||Serafima Meshaka||58||September 18||1:17 p.m.||Haven Green Court||Ealing|
|113||Soufi Osman||22||September 23||4:00 am||Broadway||Southall|
|114||Tashan Daniel||20||September 24||4:00 p.m.||Hillingdon Station||Hillingdon|
|115||Osvaldo Carvalho||22||September 24||6:00 p.m.||West Lodge Avenue||Ealing|
|116||Arlene Williams||46||September 28||7:23 p.m.||Tennyson Close||Enfield|
|117||Baptista Adjie||15||October 10||3:20 p.m.||Tramway Avenue||Stratford|
|118||Unnamed man||18||October 10||8:21 p.m.||Grimsel Trail||Camberwell|