Boy, 16, stabbed to death in London is named as detectives appeal for help catching killers

A 16-YEAR-old boy who was stabbed to death last night has been named today as detectives appeal for help catching his killers.

Drekwon Patterson was found in the street suffering from stab wounds in Wembley, North West London, at 11.30pm on Thursday.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics and health workers, he died shortly before 9am the next morning.

He was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital.

Cops named the teenager and released a picture of him as part of an appeal to catch his killers.

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."

No arrests have been made and Scotland Yard say enquiries into the circumstances around the killing are continuing.

A spokesman for the force added: "A murder investigation has been launched after a fatal stabbing in North London.

"Next of kin have been informed. A post-mortem examination will take place in due course "Homicide detectives from Specialist Crime are leading the investigation. No arrests have been made. Enquiries continue."

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101, quoting CAD 8167/18Feb.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or

Meanwhile in Cumbria today, two teenagers were arrested after a 13-year-old boy was knifed during a serious assault.


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