Clerkenwell stabbing: Sister of teen ‘killed in ambush’ pays tribute to his caring nature

Victim: Jamaly Samba Baibu (Met Police)
Victim: Jamaly Samba Baibu (Met Police)

The older sister of a 16-year-old boy stabbed to death on the streets of London just before Christmas has spoken of his “caring nature”.

Jamaly Samba Baibu was walking with a friend when he was “brutally ambushed” by a group of boys and stabbed repeatedly in Seward Street, Islington at 10.33pm on December 22.

The “cared for” boy died from his knife injuries at the scene, his family revealed.

His sister Joyce Twumasi penned a heartfelt tribute to him as she looked to raise £8,000 for his funeral costs.

She wrote on GoFundMe: “My little brother Jamaly Samba aged 16, along with a friend, were victims of an unprovoked attack in Clerkenwell.

“They were both brutally ambushed by a group of boys and violently stabbed multiple times.

“His friend was rushed to hospital with his injuries however, tragically, Jamaly succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

“It is a stressful time for the family and as you can imagine, totally unexpected.”

She added: “Jamaly was loved and cared for by many. Everyone he encountered, has spoken of his caring nature and the smile he would bring - that was my Jamaly. I miss my little brother dearly and just want to do this one last thing for him.

“Fly high little brother, fly high.”

Detectives at the Metropolitan Police arrested a 16-year-old suspect on Tuesday morning and remains in custody at a north London police station.

The second boy was taken to an east London hospital where his injuries were assessed as non-life threatening.

The investigation is led by homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.

To visit the family fundraiser for Jamaly click here.

Anyone with information is urged to call 101, with the reference 7708/21Dec. To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.