Killed in 2018: London’s victims of violence

London murder victims in 2018. Photograph: various

Steve Frank Narvaez-Jara, 20

The youngster was studying physics and aerospace at the University of Hertfordshire, hoping to become a pilot. He was stabbed to death at a house party in Islington, north London, on New Year’s Day.

Elizabeta Lacatusu, 44

A Romanian national who worked in a restaurant in Ilford, Essex, she was found with stab wounds on a street in Ilford on 3 January and pronounced dead at the scene.

Daniel Frederick , 34

Frederick was described by his sister as a good father and someone who was always smiling and joking. He was walking home after attending a hospital check-up for his pregnant partner when he was attacked and stabbed in Stoke Newington, north-east London, on 8 January.

Vijay Patel, 49

A shopkeeper and father-of-two, who was described by his brother as “the greatest man in the world”. He died on 8 January, two days after suffering a head wound at his shop in Mill Hill north London. A 16-year-old has been charged with his murder.

Oluwadamilola Odeyingbo, 18

The teenager died in hospital on the morning of 10 January, from injuries sustained during a reported altercation in Chislehurst, south-east London, the previous evening.

 

(L-R clockwise): Steve Frank Narvaez-Jara, Elizabeta Lacatusu, Daniel Frederick, Harry Uzoka, Oluwadamilola Odeyingbo and Vijay Patel.

 

Harry Uzoka, 25

A model signed to Premier Model Management. Jourdan Dunn was among those who paid tribute to him after his death. He was stabbed to death in Shepherd’s Bush, west London, on 11 January.

Yaya Mbye, 26

Mbye was described by his mother as a big Arsenal fan who loved football and a “a nice boy who got in with some bad company”. He collapsed in a children’s playground in Stoke Newington, north-east London, on 28 January after being chased and stabbed.

Khader Saleh, 25

Saleh lived in Tower Hamlets with his wife and their two-year-old son. He was stabbed to death on 31 January in Wormwood Scrubs prison, in west London, where he was on remand awaiting sentencing from drug dealing. Three inmates have been charged with his murder.

Seyed Khan, 49

Khan, from Thamesmead Greenwich, was described as a “kind and well respected” father. His body was found in Ilford cemetery on 1 February with extensive head injuries a week after he was last seen at the carpet shop where he worked. A man has been charged with his murder.

Hasan Ozcan, 19

The teenager was studying criminology at Canterbury Christ Church University in Kent. He was stabbed to death near a football pitch by his home on 3 February.

(L-R clockwise): Yaya Mbye, Hannah Leonard, Hasan Ozcan, Seyed Khan, Kwabena Nelson and Khader Saleh

Kwabena Nelson, 22

Nelson was a youth worker in Haringey, north London, who helped people at risk of becoming gang members. He was stabbed to death while walking home on 3 February. A man has been charged over his death.

Juan Olmos Saca, 39

Olmos Saca, from Southwark, died on 4 February, six days after being stabbed in Peckham, south London. A man has been charged with his murder.

Hannah Leonard, 55

Leonard had a daughter and two grandchildren and was described as a “true Irish lady”. She was found dead with stab wounds in her flat in Swiss Cottage on 9 February. Two people have been charged with her murder.

Sabri Chibani, 19

Brought up in Italy, Chibani was a former youth team football player and graduated from the Marconi Industrial Technical Institute last year with a diploma in electronics. He was attacked inside a house near Streatham Common, south London, on 11 February, before staggering outside and collapsing in the driveway. A man has been charged with his murder.

Bulent Kabala, 41

A taxi driver and father from Enfield. He was found with gunshot wounds in Barnet on 12 February after what police have described as a “targeted hit”.

Saeeda Hussain, 54

Hussain was found with critical injuries at a property in Ilford, Essex, on 13 February. A man has been charged with her murder.

Promise Nkenda, 17

The popular teenager and aspiring music producer attended the Fight for Peace boxing academy in Newham, east London. He was run over, chased and stabbed to death on Wednesday a mile away from his home in Canning Town, on 14 February. Two people have been charged with his murder.

Mark Smith, 48

A father-of-one, who loved the band Madness and was described as “charismatic and eccentric”. He was found with multiple injuries at a flat in Chingford, east London, on 15 February. A woman has been charged with his murder.

Jozef Boci, 30

Boci was originally from Albania, but lived in Catford. He was found with serious head injuries near the North Pole pub in Greenwich on 17 February. Five men have been charged with his murder.

Lewis Blackman, 19

Known as Dotz, Blackman was a keen rapper. He was stabbed to death in Kensington on 18 February. Four people have been charged with his murder.

Rotimi Oshibanjo, 26

Oshibanjo was fatally stabbed inside a property in the Halliday Square housing estate in Southall, west London, on 19 February. A man has been charged with his murder.

Sadiq Mohamed, 20

An aspiring accountant, studying business at Middlesex University and working part-time in Tesco. He was attacked by a gang of four wielding a samurai sword in Kentish Town, north London on 20 February.

Abdikarim Hassan, 17

Hassan, whose family fled the civil war in Somalia, was a business student at Westminster College. He was stabbed to death as he went to a corner shop in Kentish Town, north London on 20 February.

Christopher Beaumont, 42

Beaumont was found stabbed at his home in Hammersmith, west London, on 1 March and was pronounced dead at the scene. A man has been charged with his murder.

( L-R clockwise): Sadiq Mohamed, Abdikarim Hassan, Kelva Smith, Joseph Williams-Torres, Nikolai Glushkov and Lyndon Davis.

Kelva Smith, 20

Described as an “intelligent young man” on a fundraising page. He was stabbed to death outside a nursery in Croydon, south London, on 5 March. Two people have been charged with his murder.

Laura Navarrete, 47

Navarrete died of stab wounds at her home in Twickenham, south-west London on 5 March. Three other members of her family were found dead on the same day in East Sussex, in what police believe was a murder-suicide.

Kelvin Odunuyi, 19

A privately educated rapper, who performed under the name DipDat and was also known as Lampz. He was described as “jovial”. He was shot dead at the entrance of a cinema in Wood Green, north London, on 8 March.

Michael Boyle, 44

Boyle was from Galashiels in Scotland. He was found with a stab wound in a pub in Walworth, south-east London on 25 February. He died from his injury on 10 March. Two people have been charged with his murder.

Nikolai Glushkov, 68

A Russian businessman and friend of the oligarch Boris Berezovsky, a critic of Vladimir Putin. Glushkov was found dead at his home in New Malden, south-west London, on 12 March and a postmortem showed he died from compression to the neck.

Joseph Williams-Torres, 20

A former carpentry student, described as “very much loved by his family and friends” by his parents. He was shot as he sat in a stationary car in Walthamstow, north-east London on 14 March. Two youths have been charged with his murder.

Lyndon Davis, 18

An aspiring rapper, known as Lynx. He was stabbed on 14 March and died from his injuries the next day.

Russell Jones, 23

Jones is believed to have been in his final weeks at the University of Hertfordshire. He was shot and stabbed to death in Enfield, north London, on 17 March in what police have described as an unprovoked attack.

(L-R clockwise): Tyrone Silcott, Naomi Hersi, Russell Jones, Julian Joseph, Balbir Johal and Abraham Badru

Naomi Hersi, 36

Hersi was described as a lover of tennis, music, film and television. She was found stabbed to death in a hotel room in Hounslow, west London on 18 March. A man has been charged with her murder.

Tyrone Silcott, 42

A car mechanic and father to two girls aged four and seven. He was found stabbed to death outside a party in Hackney on 18 March. A man has been charged with his murder.

Balbir Johal, 48

Johal was stabbed to death in Southall, west London on 19 February. Two men have been charged with his murder.

Jermaine Johnson, 41

Johnson was found with stab injuries in Walthamstow on 19 March.

Beniamin Pieknyi, 21

Pieknyi was from Milton Keynes. He was stabbed at the Stratford Centre in east London on 20 March.

Julian Joseph , 36

Joseph will be remembered for his “cheeky smile, quiet and calm nature”, his mother said. He died on 24 March, 11 days after being attacked on a bus in New Cross, south-east London. A man has been charged in connection with the incident.

Abraham Badru, 26

Badru worked as a football coach after completing his master’s in sports coaching at the University of Gloucestershire and was given a police award for bravery. He was shot dead as he got out of a car near his family home in Hackney, east London, on 25 March.

David Potter, 50

Potter was found stabbed to death in a property on Tooting High Street, in south-west London, on 26 March

Unnamed man, 59

Police launched a murder investigation after a man was found bleeding from his nose and shaking at his home in Barking, east London. He died the next day (26 March) and a postmortem showed he suffered a complex skull fracture.

Reece Tshoma, 23

Tshoma was stabbed in Greenwich, south-east London, on 29 March. He later died of his injuries.

Leyla Mtumwa, 36

Mtumwa was of Tanzanian origin and only recently married, according to a fundraising page for her family. She was found with knife injuries at a property in Haringey on 30 March. A man has been charged with her murder.

Devoy Stapleton, 20

Stapleton was said by his cousin not to have a bad bone in his body. He died after being stabbed in the early hours of 1 April as he made his way home from a night out in Wandsworth, south-west London.

Tanesha Melbourne-Blake, 17

Described as a “lovely young woman” with a beautiful smile, Tanesha was with friends when she was shot dead by a gunman in a moving car on 2 April.

Unnamed boy, 16

The teenager was shot in Walthamstow on Monday night, and died in hospital on Tuesday, police confirmed. He became the 48th suspected murder victim in the capital this year.

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