Northolt stabbing: Two teens charged with murder of 19-year-old Abdullahi Tarabi

Chloe Chaplain
Stab victim: Teenage footballer Abdullahi Tarabi: Facebook

Two boys have been charged with murder after a teenager was stabbed to death in front of his “screaming” family in north-west London.

Abdullahi Tarabi, 19, collapsed in an alleyway after being allegedly knifed in the stomach in Newnham Close, Northolt, on Tuesday.

Paramedics battled to save Mr Tarabi as his devastated family looked on but he died in hospital just after 5.30pm.

Scotland Yard said on Saturday that detectives had charged two boys aged 16 and 17 with murder and possession of a pointed or bladed article.

Stabbing: Mr Tarabi died in hospital (Lucy Young)

The pair will appear in custody at Hendon Magistrates' court on Saturday.

Mr Tarabi, from Greenford, west London, was one of three people stabbed to death in London in little more than 24 hours.

Forensics: Officers at the scene of the stabbing

And he is thought to be the sixth teenager killed in the capital since the start of 2017.

Close friend Kallum Reed posted a heartfelt tribute to the teenager he knew his “whole life” on Facebook, saying: “I remember him being just full of energy and full of life. He was always laughing and making jokes so it leaves me confused and hurt that he’s been taken from us at a very young age.

“I will definitely miss seeing him about, he was a special soul. I hope you rest in perfect peace my brother.”