Investigation Launched After 16-year-old Drekwon Patterson Stabbed To Death In North London

The Police have launched a murder investigation into the fatal stabbing in North London.

The incident happened on Preston Road, shortly after 23:30hrs on Thursday, 18 February.

Residents called Officers and London Ambulance Service to a report of a 16-year-old boy with stab injuries.

Parademic treated him at the scene before transported to the hospital, where he died shortly before 09:00hrs on Friday, 19 February.

Investigators have identified the victim as Drekwon Patterson from the Wembley area.

His next of kin have been informed, and the Police said a post-mortem examination would take place in due course.

No arrest has been made, but the Homicide detectives from Specialist Crimes are leading the investigation.

Chief Superintendent Sara Leach, in charge of policing in Brent, said, “It is another tragedy that a boy of just 16 years old has died as the result of a knife crime.

“My thoughts are with his family at this time, and my officers, alongside homicide detectives, are doing everything they can to identify and arrest those responsible.

“There will be enhanced reassurance patrols in the Preston Road area as I know the local community will have been deeply affected by the death of a teenager.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed any of the events leading up to the stabbing, or knows anything about who did it, to contact police immediately.”

The Police ask anyone with useful information to call the Police on 101, quote CAD 8167/18Feb, or call anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800555111.

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