It has been revealed that the teenager who was fatally stabbed in Pimlico yesterday evening was 16-year-old Hani Abou El-Kheir.
It has also come out that the teen who was described by his neighbour Rebecca Bartholomew as a “polite boy who never got into trouble”, was heard to be telling his attackers “don’t do it” in a plea for his life.
One witness said:
… saw him running really fast but then he tripped. There were about 15 of them, most wearing dark hoodies and bandanas over their faces. A lot of them were wearing tracksuits.
They had wide kitchen knives and other knives and they jumped on him like a pack of dogs. He was shouting ‘don’t do it’ but they just went ahead. One put a blade in near his ribs. Others then kicked him before just jogging off as if nothing had happened.
They put their weapons in socks and then shoved them up their sleeves as they were going. Afterwards they looked calm, one looked straight at me as he was leaving which was scary — we thought they may go for us. We tried to help him as he was lying on the ground.
Another witness said the gang consisted of a mixture of black and white teenagers.
Police are still investigating the incident and they are yet to make any arrests.