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

Published: 21 February 2021, 5:04 PM

Post Desk : Police have issued a picture of a teenager who sustained fatal injuries after being stabbed near a north London tube station.

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

Drekwon Patterson, 16, was treated by paramedics at the scene at around 11.30pm before being taken to hospital.

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,

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.

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.”

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.