A 17-year-old boy and a 28-year-old man has been arrested on Sunday morning over the death of a 15 year-old schoolboy.
Just before 7pm on Friday, Kayjon Lubin was seen stabbed in a park near the Royal Docks in Newham before seeking refuge inside a newspaper stand where he died from his injuries.
“A big group of boys that were chasing him, they were after him like a pack of dogs. I didn’t know what had happened but it looked like they weren’t going to stop until they got him,” a witness said.
The Metropolitan Police had detained the 17-year-old boy on suspicion of murder, while the 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
“These arrests are a positive step in our investigation but we are still working to establish exactly what took place on Friday night,” said Detective Chief Inspector Mark Wrigley.
“The senseless killing of a 15-year-old has understandably shocked the community and I would urge them to help us bring those responsible to justice.”
A friend referred to the victim as a “lovely boy”, who “made everyone laugh he was such a funny kid.”
“He went to my secondary school, St Bonaventures, and I was a prefect, and I set up a dance school and he joined it. He was a couple years below me but we were quite close, he was like my little brother in school,” the friend shared.
“I haven’t seen him in about a year so when I found out yesterday I was like wow, I was shocked. He was a good dancer, it was a hip-hop class.
“He was a lovely boy, he was so nice, it’s just a joke, he was a joker he was the class clown, but when it was time for him to do his thing then he would do it, that’s just the way he was,” the friend added.