Monday, 4 July 2016

How 16 years old Nigeran Student, Fola Orebiyi was stabbed to death in London by a gang of youths

A teenage boy, named locally as sixth form student Fola Orebiyi (pictured) has been stabbed to death after being chased by a gang of youths on bicycles in Notting Hill, west LondonFola, who was studying for his A levels, was described as a 'lovely boy'
17 years old Nigerian student, Fola Orebiyi has been stabbed to death after being chased by a gang of youths on bicycles in Notting Hill, west London. 

The teenage boy was attacked in Portobello Road at around 8.45pm last night, after witnesses said a fight had broken out nearby.

He collapsed just two doors down from the shop unit which featured in the 1999 Hugh Grant film Notting Hill, and although police and paramedics, including an air ambulance, rushed to help him, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Though no arrest has been made, the Police have launched a murder investigation into his death.

The family have been told of the tragic dead of their son and this morning said they were too upset to speak. 

Witnesses said the boy had been chased into Portobello Road after a fight broke out on a neighbouring estate.
A teenager, who wished to remain anonymous, said:  'I know what happened, he was protecting a friend over a silly beef which turned violent.

'But no arrests have been made. They haven't caught the people who did this. I put sunflowers down for him.'
Pictured are police and paramedics at the scene. Emergency services had battled to save the teenager
Pictured are police and paramedics at the scene. Emergency services had battled to save the teenager

A mother-of-one said she watched police resuscitate the teen after he collapsed.
The woman, who asked not to be named, said: 'It was traumatising.
'It took half an hour for the ambulance to arrive even though there are hospitals all around.
'I spoke to the person who called the police and he said it took them so long to get here.

'The police were all on him trying to resuscitate.
'All I could see were his feet and lots of blood.
'I'm a mum, for me this is so sad, that's someone's child. That's someone's baby.'

Police officers speak to potential witnesses at the scene last night. No arrests have been made
Police officers speak to potential witnesses at the scene last night. No arrests have been made

One said the teenager, who was studying for his A Levels at a nearby school, had been stabbed in the neck in front of shocked passersby and tourists, while drinkers in the Portobello Star pub rushed to try to help him.

'People saw him fall down and try to get to his feet again,' witness Mark Gettleson told the Evening Standard. 'Police and paramedics tried to resuscitate him for a long time, they did everything they could.' 

He added: 'It's absolutely tragic another young man has died on our streets.'
Another neighbour added: 'There were lots of kids gathering around the area on bikes before it happened. Police said the youngsters chased him on their bikes.' 
One resident told of the 'awful' scene, which saw paramedics working on the boy outside La Cave a Fromage cheese shop.

The elderly woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said: 'I was watching TV when I heard an awful commotion downstairs.
'I watched out of the window and could see the reflection of a police car.

'There were loads of people including paramedics with orange vests on. There was a crowd of people watching.  
'We could see paramedics working on him, there was blood everywhere.

'Then, suddenly, they all stepped back and we knew they didn't step back because he'd survived.
'A young boy was murdered here. It is such a waste of a child's life. It's just awful.' 
The woman said this part of Portobello Road has a low level of crime.
She said: 'This is a low crime area, not so much as a pick pocket comes by here.' 

Today, friends paid tribute to Fola, who had just sat his AS exams, laying flowers in honour of him at the scene.
Dion Morina, 17, said he went to school with Fola at Holland Park School, and learned his friend had been stabbed via a text message.

'Social media was alight last night but the first I heard was from a friend who texted me asking 'is Fola dead?',' he said. 'I thought it was a sick prank so me and my friends came down to Portobello Road.'
'It was horrible. We don't understand what's happened.'
He added: 'He was a sociably guy, he loved being with his friends. He loved football and definitely wanted to go to university.' 
One woman, the mother of one of his childhood friends, said Fola was a 'lovely boy'. 
'My son and Fola were friends since they were in nursery,' she said. 'He was such a lovely boy.
'He was so intelligent and never in any gang. I am just so sad.'
A teenage boy, who had brought flowers, said he had been friends with Fola through playing sport.  
'We played football together and knew each other from the local area,' he said. 'All his friends are distraught. We just wanted to pay tribute to him.' 

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said officers had been called at 8.45pm last night by the London Ambulance Service after a report that the boy had been stabbed.
She added: 'Officers attended the scene and immediately implemented first aid and CPR to an injured male. 

'London Ambulance Service and London' Air Ambulance arrived shortly after. 
'The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin are aware.
'A post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course. Officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command investigate. No arrests have been made and inquiries continue.'  

Source: Daily Mail

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