'Devastated' family of boy killed in Hainault sword attack pay tribute to 'precious' teenager

Daniel Anjorin's family has paid tribute to him
Daniel Anjorin's family has paid tribute to him -Credit:Met Police

The family of a boy killed in a sword attack in Hainault have paid tribute to the 'precious' teenager. Daniel Anjorin, 14, was killed in the east London attack on Tuesday (April 30).

He was killed by a Samurai sword which was used to wound him in the neck and chest. More than 300 people attended a candlelit vigil in Daniel's memory on Sunday (May 5).

His family has issued a statement paying tribute to their son. They also thanked the local community for their support.

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They said: "We as a family are devastated by the loss of our beloved son Daniel. It is difficult for us at this time to process what has happened to him and that he will never come home. Daniel had left the house for school and then he was gone.

"Our children have lost their loving and precious brother and we have lost the most loved and amazing son. We would like to send our best wishes to the other victims of this unthinkable incident.

"We would also like to thank the local community for all of their support during this most difficult time. We ask that the media please respect our privacy and refrain from contacting us or our family."

Four other people were injured in the attack. Marcus Arduini Monzo, a dual Spanish-Brazilian national living in Newham, was charged with the murder of the teenager along with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of grievous bodily harm, aggravated burglary, and possession of a bladed article.

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