London teenager stabbed to death yards from school gates

There were tears at the gates of Capital City Academy this morning as pupils gathered
  • The victim, named as Quamari Serunkuma, was found with multiple stab wounds
  • 15-year-old was attacked in Willesden, north west London, on Monday afternoon
  • Teenager was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival
  • Murder Squad detectives are appealing for witnesses to latest London stabbing 

The 15-old-boy stabbed to death outside a school in front of 'screaming' pupils in London has been named as Quarami Serunkuma.

Police say the teenager was found with multiple stab wounds in Willesden, north west London, at around 3.30pm on Monday.

He was rushed to hospital by paramedics, and is understood to have spoken to his mother and said goodbye before being pronounced dead. 

Quarami was waiting at a bus stop when he was first attacked, before fleeing towards Capital City Academy in Doyle Gardens. 

 The 15-old-boy stabbed to death outside a school in front of 'screaming' pupils in London has been named as Quarami SerunkumaQuarami Serunkuma
The 15-old-boy stabbed to death outside a school in front of 'screaming' pupils in London has been named as Quarami Serunkuma (pictured)
 Pupils and teachers at the school in Willesden laid flowers and tributes this morning

Pupils and teachers at the school in Willesden laid flowers and tributes this morning

 There were tears at the gates of Capital City Academy this morning as pupils gathered 

There were tears at the gates of Capital City Academy this morning as pupils gathered 

As he ran, witnesses heard him shouting 'he's going to stab me' repeatedly as he begged for help. 

The teen eventually collapsed yards from the school's gates, which are located in a leafy street of family houses.

Quarami's mother is said to be distraught by his death and is currently being comforted by the teen's aunts.

One told the Evening Standard: 'His mother can't believe he has gone, she is devastated.

Quamari had the best heart. He was a wonderful family boy. We just don't know why this happened.'

A witness told the newspaper: 'He was screaming "he's going to stab me" repeatedly whilst his attacker chased him.'

 One of the tributes described Quarami as a 'rich soul' and 'someone who made us smile and cheered us up when we needed it most'

One of the tributes described Quarami as a 'rich soul' and 'someone who made us smile and cheered us up when we needed it most'

 

Police forensics get to work in Doyle Gardens, Willesden, after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death

 

The teen, named locally as Quamari Barnes, was waiting at a bus stop when he was first attacked, before fleeing towards Capital City Academy in Doyle Gardens (pictured)

Friends were quick to pay tribute to the youngster on social media, with many describing him as 'happy' and 'a beautiful soul'. 

The Capital City Academy said: 'It is with overwhelming sadness that Capital City Academy must confirm the sudden death of one of its students on Monday 23rd January.

'Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this very sad time; and also with friends, fellow students and teachers.

'Capital City Academy will be offering a counselling service to students and staff.'

Murder Squad detectives are appealing for witnesses to the latest fatal stabbing to come forward.

A Met Police spokesman said: 'A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a teenage boy in Willesden.

'Police were called just before 3.30pm on Monday by London Ambulance Service to a 15-year-old male stabbed in Doyle Gardens.

'Officers attended and the boy was suffering stab wounds. The boy was taken by paramedics to hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Next of kin are aware. 

 
 
 Social media users took to Twitter to pay respects to the murdered boy, who was named locally as Quamari Barnes

Social media users took to Twitter to pay respects to the murdered boy, who was named locally as Quamari Barnes

'The Homicide and Major Crime Command has been informed and are investigating.

'Whilst officers believe they know who the deceased is, they await formal identification.'

The stabbing took place three miles from where university student Djodjo Nsaka, 19, was fatally stabbed on Friday.

Djodjo, originally from Streatham, south London, was doing a business studies degree at Middlesex University.

He was knifed outside his halls of residence near Wembley Stadium. There is no suggestion that the two incidents are linked. 

 Pupils arrived at Capital City Academy the day after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death outside the school gates

Pupils arrived at Capital City Academy the day after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death outside the school gates Murder Squad detectives are appealing for witnesses to the latest fatal stabbing to come forward

Murder Squad detectives are appealing for witnesses to the latest fatal stabbing to come forward

 
 
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