Tributes paid to 14 year old boy killed in east London

Tributes paid to 14-year-old boy killed in east London

The teenager died following a sword attack as he walked to school

A 14-year-old boy killed in a sword attack as he walked to school was a “much-loved” pupil and a keen footballer.

Tributes have been paid to Daniel Anjorin, who died when the horrific attack happened in Hainault, east London, on Tuesday morning.

The Metropolitan Police 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 Grace O’Malley-Kumar, a medical student who was murdered in a knife attack in Nottingham last summer.

Headteacher Simon Marshall wrote a letter to parents expressing “great sadness and shock” at Daniel’s death.

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.

“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.”

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