The faces of the five victims who died in the recent wave of stabbing in London can be revealed today – as another teenager struggles for his life at the hospital.
The 17-year-old boy was in critical condition after being stabbed to death last night in West Hampstead. It came when the police reinforced the patrols to fight the increase in murders.
All five deceased were attacked within six days from Wednesday.
The first was Father Rocky Djelal, 38, in a targeted attack in Rotherhithe. The next day, 15-year-old Jay Hughes died of knife wounds in Bellingham. 17-year-old Malcolm Mide-Madariola was smelled in front of Clapham South tube station on Friday.
On Sunday, Ayodeji Habeeb Azeez, 22, of Dagenham, was fatally beaten by a group of "four or five" young men who had attacked him in daylight at Anerley.
And on Monday, a 16-year-old boy named John was killed in front of his desperate parents on a property in Tulse Hill.
The 17-year-old, who is now in hospital, was found in a lane in Lithos Road, West Hampstead, shortly after 8 pm last night after a collision. He underwent emergency surgery. Susie Bateman, 60, who lives in the area, said the alley was used by drug gangs and referred to by locals as "Cell Block L."
Today, John's family paid tribute to him and told him about his dreams for the future. One relative said, "He retook his GCSEs and planned to go into engineering. He wanted to do a course. "
His family denied reports that he was a rapper with links to the drill music scene blamed for violence and said he may have been a victim of false identity. A relative said to the standard: "He played the organ. He can not sing to save his life and he certainly can not rap.
"The reason he was on this estate was that he was visiting a girlfriend. It was a wrong identity. One thing to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. "
Friends said he played football for the local St. Matthews FC team and went to school in West Norwood. Another relative added, "His family mourns. His mother, father and sisters are still in shock. "
Witnesses told how screams "We got him, we got him" were heard on the scene after he stung in Greenleaf Close just before 11pm. You could hear John's mother weeping, "God save my boy," when doctors struggled for an hour to revive him.
Community minister Jake Berry said he was concerned about reports that four out of ten criminals who were caught with a knife more than once were spared in prison despite "two punches and you're not usually".
He said to the standard: "More than ever, jail crimes put him in jail, but the conviction is carried out independently of the government. We set the framework that we expect from the judges.
"I think it's about numbers, and I'm sure the government will look into what we can do, because we're determined to fight the scourge of knife crime on our streets." the last in a wave of deadly knife attacks in the capital and the total number of murders this year at 119, with 22 victims of the victims.
The police returned to the scene of Mr. Djelal's assassination to receive a new call for information. A 17-year-old should now be sued in court for murdering Mide-Madariola.
Additional coverage by Owen Sheppard and Isobel Frodsham