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

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

Faces of all of the teenagers killed in London this year so far

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 11 alleged teenage murders this year so far - including two in August.


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

Donovan Allen

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.

“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.”

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


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 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.

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.


“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 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.

“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, 16

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: Supplied

Ali Baygoren, 17


He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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

Jeremiah Sewell

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.

Deshaun Tuitt, 15

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: GoFundMe

Ghulam Sadiq, 18

He was pronounced dead at the scene.


A 17-year-old boy was charged with murder and with possession of an offensive weapon in a public place on Thursday August 11.

Shea Gordon has been named as the victim of a fatal stabbing in Tower Hamlets

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.


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.


“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.