London teen murders 2022: Names and faces of every young person killed in the capital this year

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These are the names and faces of every young person killed in the capital in 2022.
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Faces of all of the teenagers killed in London this year so farFaces of all of the teenagers killed in London this year so far
Faces of all of the teenagers killed in London this year so far | Credit: Met Police

Most of those who died were victims of knife crime and many were killed by other teenagers or by those in their early 20s.

Despite this there have been 14 alleged teenage murders this year - including two in August.

These are the names and faces of every young person killed in the capital in 2022.

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Donovan AllenDonovan Allen
Donovan Allen | Met Police

Donovan Allen, 18

He died at the scene and a post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the chest. Timothy Adeoye, 18, was charged with murder.

In a statement, Donovan’s family said: “Donovan was born small with his dad, nana and three uncles at his birth.

“From the start he was surrounded by love and he went on to increase and attract more love as he grew.

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“He would pray for his friends and family every morning and night, and even the last morning one of us spoke to Don, he said: ‘I’ve said my prayers and done 40 press ups. I’m doing well, aren’t I?’”

His family said that “there are no words to describe how much Donovan will be missed”.

“Every child is special, we know that, but Donovan was exceptional because his gift was making others feel special,” they said.

“There are no words to describe how much Donovan will be missed.”

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Amateur boxer Tyler Hurley died in hospital after suffering stab wounds while travelling on the 173 bus in Chadwell Heath on March 14.Amateur boxer Tyler Hurley died in hospital after suffering stab wounds while travelling on the 173 bus in Chadwell Heath on March 14.
Amateur boxer Tyler Hurley died in hospital after suffering stab wounds while travelling on the 173 bus in Chadwell Heath on March 14. | Credit: Met Police

Tyler Hurley, 16

He was taken to hospital but died in the early hours of March 15.

Carlton Tanueh, 18, was charged with murder.

A man has been charged with the murder of Sabita Thanwani. Photo: Met PoliceA man has been charged with the murder of Sabita Thanwani. Photo: Met Police
A man has been charged with the murder of Sabita Thanwani. Photo: Met Police | Met Police

Sabita Thanwani, 19

She was pronounced dead at the scene and a post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as sharp force trauma.

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Sabita was a British national and a student at City, University of London.

Maher Maaroufe, 22, who is believed to have been in a relationship with the victim, was charged with murder on March 21.

Sabita’s family said: “Sabita Thanwani was our daughter. Our angel.

“Her life, that we hoped would be long, was cut tragically short.

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“She was ripped away from those who loved her so very dearly; her mum, dad, brother, grandparents, extended family and friends.

“Sabita was the most caring and loving person we have ever known.”

Teon Campbell-Pitter was stabbed to death in Lewisham. Photo: Met PoliceTeon Campbell-Pitter was stabbed to death in Lewisham. Photo: Met Police
Teon Campbell-Pitter was stabbed to death in Lewisham. Photo: Met Police | Met Police

Teon Campbell-Pitter, 16

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two 15-year-old boys were charged with murder.

A spokesperson from the Double Jab boxing club said: “It is these devastating moments which highlight how urgent our fight against knife crime is.

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“As a club we work tirelessly to give young people an alternative, but we need our entire community to recognise the duty we share in creating change.

“This simply cannot keep happening to young people.

“Our hearts are with the family of the young man, who are now facing the loss of their beloved son.

“We are devastated.”

Rommel McKoy, 16Rommel McKoy, 16
Rommel McKoy, 16 | Credit: Met Police

Rommel McKoy, 16

A 17-year-old boy was charged with murder on May 10.

Ali Baygoren, 17, was stabbed to death in Tottenham on Saturday, June 18. Photo: SuppliedAli Baygoren, 17, was stabbed to death in Tottenham on Saturday, June 18. Photo: Supplied
Ali Baygoren, 17, was stabbed to death in Tottenham on Saturday, June 18. Photo: Supplied | Photo: Supplied

Ali Baygoren, 17

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 15-year-old boy was charged with murder.

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Jeremiah Sewell Jeremiah Sewell
Jeremiah Sewell | Credit: Met Police

Jeremiah Sewell, 19

He took himself to hospital but later died from his injuries.

Kadjo Kadio, 18, of Crown Drive, Romford, and Godfrey Tanishe Madondo, 19, of Colegrove Road, Southwark were charged with murder on July 19.

A 15-year-old boy stabbed to death in a north London park has been named by police as Deshaun James Tuitt.A 15-year-old boy stabbed to death in a north London park has been named by police as Deshaun James Tuitt.
A 15-year-old boy stabbed to death in a north London park has been named by police as Deshaun James Tuitt. | Credit: Met Police

Deshaun Tuitt, 15

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He was treated by medics before being taken to hospital where he sadly died a short time later.

A 15-year old boy was arrested on suspicion of murder on August 10 and a 34-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

The pair remain in custody.

Ghulam Sadiq. Credit: GoFundMeGhulam Sadiq. Credit: GoFundMe
Ghulam Sadiq. Credit: GoFundMe | Credit: Ghulam Sadiq

Ghulam Sadiq, 18

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Emadh Miah, 18, was found guilty of his murder at the Old Bailey on April 4 2023.

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Shea Gordon has been named as the victim of a fatal stabbing in Tower HamletsShea Gordon has been named as the victim of a fatal stabbing in Tower Hamlets
Shea Gordon has been named as the victim of a fatal stabbing in Tower Hamlets | Credit: Met Police

Shea Gordon, 17

Shea Gordon, 17, from Enfield, suffered fatal stab wounds during a disturbance in Lichfield Road, Bow, just after midnight on Sunday September 4 and later died in hospital.

A second teenager remains critically injured in hospital, the Metropolitan Police said.

An 18-year-old man was arrested on Monday on suspicion of violent disorder. He remains in police custody.

Kane Ontre Zasheem Moses, 19, was stabbed to death on Tottenham High Street on September 30Kane Ontre Zasheem Moses, 19, was stabbed to death on Tottenham High Street on September 30
Kane Ontre Zasheem Moses, 19, was stabbed to death on Tottenham High Street on September 30 | Credit: Met Police

Kane Ontre Zasheem Moses, 19

Kane Ontre Zasheem Moses, 19, was found with stab injuries following a fight in Tottenham High Road near to Holcombe Market, at around 5.30pm on Friday, September 30.

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Despite the efforts of emergency services he died a short time later, and a postmortem took place on Sunday, October 2.

Scotland Yard said there was evidence of a firearm being discharged, and no arrests have been made.

Charlie Bartolo, 16, was stabbed to death in Abbey Wood on Saturday November 16. Credit: Met PoliceCharlie Bartolo, 16, was stabbed to death in Abbey Wood on Saturday November 16. Credit: Met Police
Charlie Bartolo, 16, was stabbed to death in Abbey Wood on Saturday November 16. Credit: Met Police | Credit: Met Police

Charlie Bartolo, 16

Charlie Bartolo, 16, was found stabbed in Sewell Road, Abbey Wood, Greenwich, after police were called at 5.10pm on November 26. He died the same evening.

He was the 12th teenager to have been murdered in the capital this year.

Police linked the attack to another stabbing in Thamesmead.

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Kearne Solanke, 16, was stabbed to death in Thamesmead on Saturday November 26. Credit: Met PoliceKearne Solanke, 16, was stabbed to death in Thamesmead on Saturday November 26. Credit: Met Police
Kearne Solanke, 16, was stabbed to death in Thamesmead on Saturday November 26. Credit: Met Police | Credit: Met Police

Kearne Solanke, 16

Kearne Solanke, 16, was found stabbed in Titmuss Avenue, Thamesmead, Greenwich, after police were called at 5.10pm on November 26.He died the same evening.

Police linked the attack to the stabbing of Charlie Bartolo in Abbey Wood about a mile away.

Police appealed for information about a dark coloured SUV or 4×4 type vehicle with distinctive silver roof bars seen in the areas around Sewell Road or Titmuss Avenue in the days leading up to the stabbings.

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Jamaly Samba Baibu was one of two boys stabbed in Clerkenwell on Tuesday nightJamaly Samba Baibu was one of two boys stabbed in Clerkenwell on Tuesday night
Jamaly Samba Baibu was one of two boys stabbed in Clerkenwell on Tuesday night | Credit: Met Police

Jamaly Samba Baibu, 16

Jamaly Samba Baibu, 16, was stabbed in Seward Street, Clerkenwell, Islington, at around 10.33pm on December 20. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second 16-year-old boy was taken to hospital with stab wounds.

An investigation is under way led by homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.

A crime scene remains in place and at this early stage there have been no arrests.

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A spokesperson for the Metropolitan police said: “Each and every homicide is devastating – these victims are not just statistics and not just numbers.

“They all have families, and they all should have had their lives ahead of them.

“Tackling violence is front and centre of our focus.

“Officers see first-hand how violent crime destroys the lives of victims and their families.

“This is exactly what motivates officers to remain dedicated to stopping these crimes from happening in the first place.

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“Officers have been deploying into known hotspot locations where violence takes place, using innovative tactics and high visibility patrols to keep communities safe.

“They have also been focussing on prevention and diversion, to help young people turn away from a life of crime.”

“There are also bespoke operations taking place across London, tailored to the local concerns of the community. In response to the high level of teen homicides last year, the Met’s Violent Crime Taskforce launched Operation Denali where officers carry out a range of proactive activity in Croydon, Haringey, Greenwich and Newham – areas identified as having high volumes of serious youth violence.

We will not stop using all the tactics available to us to keep our young people safe, while also working with partners to target the root causes of these devastating crimes.