Tributes to 14-year-old boy killed in London stabbing

Daniel Anjorin was killed in the brutal attack

A 14-year-old boy killed in a sword attack as he walked to school was a “much-loved” pupil and a keen footballer. A first picture of Daniel Anjorin, who died when the horrific attack happened in Hainault, east London, on Tuesday morning (April 30), has been released.

The Metropolitan Police released his picture and confirmed that four others, including two police officers, were rushed to hospital following the incident. Officers said a 36-year-old man remains in custody on suspicion of Daniel’s murder.

Daniel was a pupil at Bancroft’s, the same independent school in east London attended by Nottingham attacks' victim Grace O’Malley-Kumar, who was killed attack by killer Valdo Calocane in June last year.

Headteacher Simon Marshall wrote a letter to parents expressing “great sadness and shock” at Daniel’s death, the Mirror reports. According to the BBC, he described the teenager as a “much-loved” member of the school, and added: “I had been intending to write to you once the news has become public, but I understand that many within our community may already be aware of events yesterday.

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“It is therefore with great sadness and shock that I am writing to inform you of the tragic death of Daniel Anjorin, one of our pupils. Our thoughts and prayers at this moment are with Daniel’s family and friends.

“More details will be forthcoming over the coming hours and days, but for now, our focus is on supporting the members of our community and particularly those who knew Daniel well.”

The statement went on: “It seems scarcely believable that less than a year on from the terrible death of Grace O’Malley-Kumar in the Nottingham attacks we are facing fresh sorrow.”