Pictured: Boy, 16, killed after brutal knife attack near north London Tube station


olice have issued a picture of a teenager who sustained fatal injuries after being stabbed near a north London Tube station.

Drekwon Patterson, 16 is believed to have had a car driven at him before he was chased by four people and stabbed to death.

Officers were scrambled to Preston Road, in Wembley, on Thursday evening after the teenager was attacked.

He was treated by paramedics at the scene at around 11.30pm before being taken to hospital.

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Police have released a photo of a black Ford Mondeo in connection with the case

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Police have released a photo of a black Ford Mondeo in connection with the case

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Despite the efforts of emergency services, he died shortly before 9am on Friday.

Police said the victim was from the Wembley area and his next of kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination is yet to take place.

Homicide detectives from Specialist Crime are leading the investigation and have been trawling for clues near Preston Road tube station where the teenager was attacked.

They are appealing for information about a black Ford Mondeo seen driving from the scene which was later discovered burnt out.

No arrests have been made.

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.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard, from the Metropolitan Police, appealed for information about the black Ford Mondeo.

“In particular, I need to find out more information about a car – a black Ford Mondeo, using registration number YR54 NHN – which was seen on CCTV driving away from the scene and found burnt out in Silver Jubilee Park, NW9 on Friday 19 February”, he said.

“I believe this car was used in an initial attempt to injure Drekwon in a collision on Preston Road.

“After the Mondeo had been driven at him, Drekwon ran away and was chased by four suspects who had got out of the car, before being caught and fatally stabbed.”

He said the car is a “key line of inquiry” and described it as “a fairly large vehicle and quite old, so it would have been noticed”.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101, quoting CAD 8167/18Feb, or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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