London stabbing: Teenager, 19, dies in the arms of paramedics in latest knife crime horror

London stabbing: Teenager, 19, dies in the arms of paramedics in latest knife crime horror 2
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‘Broken’ family of north London teenager, 19, who died in the arms of paramedics in city’s latest stabbing tragedy, pay tribute to the ‘good young man’ who ‘looked after his brothers and mum’

  • Zasheem Kane Ontre Moses was stabbed last night on Tottenham High Road
  • His stepmother, Lesley Rose, said the family have ‘no words’ for how they feel
  • Police found evidence of stab wounds but also of a discharged firearm
  • The Metropolitan Police have launched a murder investigation into his death 
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The ‘broken’ family of the north London teenager, 19, who died in the arms of paramedics in the city’s latest stabbing tragedy, have paid tribute to the ‘good young man’ who ‘looked after his brothers and mum’. 

Zasheem Kane Ontre Moses was fatally stabbed last night on Tottenham High Road, near Holcombe Market in the borough of Haringey. 

Police were called at around 5.30pm to an altercation and found a victim suffering from stab injuries but there was also evidence of a firearm having been discharged. 

Despite efforts from emergency services, he died a short time later. 

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Zasheem Kane Ontre Moses was fatally stabbed last night on Tottenham High Road, near Holcombe Market

Zasheem Kane Ontre Moses was fatally stabbed last night on Tottenham High Road, near Holcombe Market

Lesley Rose, Zasheem’s stepmother, told MyLondon : ‘Zasheem was one of five brothers, him being the second eldest at the young age of 19. 

‘Nobody is perfect, we all make mistakes in life, but Zasheem was a good young man. He looked after his brothers, his mum, friends and anybody.

‘He had his whole life ahead of him, and as a family and a community we are broken. 

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‘There are no words that can explain the way we feel right now, we just want to thank everyone for their support at this time.’

The Metropolitan Police confirmed a murder investigation has been launched following his death.

Police were called at around 5.30pm to an altercation and found a victim suffering from stab injuries but there was also evidence of a firearm having been discharged

 Police were called at around 5.30pm to an altercation and found a victim suffering from stab injuries but there was also evidence of a firearm having been discharged

The Metropolitan Police confirmed a murder investigation has been launched following his death

The Metropolitan Police confirmed a murder investigation has been launched following his death

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Police were seen guarding the crime scene in Haringey, North London, following the incident.

The Met said a post-mortem will be carried out and that the victim’s family were being supported.

Detective Inspector Daniel Catmull, Specialist Crime, said: ‘My heart goes out to the family of this young man. They are being supported by specialist officers and I can assure them of my total commitment to finding and bringing to justice whoever was responsible for this brutal attack.

‘Although it is believed that the victim died of stab injuries, there was also evidence of a firearm having been discharged. 

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The Met said a post-mortem will be carried out and that the victim's family were being supported

 The Met said a post-mortem will be carried out and that the victim’s family were being supported

‘This forms a crucial part of the police investigation, and detailed forensic work continues at the scene along with many other lines of enquiry.’

No arrests have been made at this stage. 

Inspector Ismail Madari of the Met’s North Area BCU said: ‘All of us who have the privilege of policing this part of London fully understand how upset local people will be by the violent death of such a young man on the streets of Tottenham. 

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‘Just as my heartfelt sympathies are with the family and friends of the victim, I know that the community will be hurting too. We are here to help and support them.

‘Dedicated police officers will be conducting additional patrols in and around Tottenham High Road, and I urge anyone who has any information or concerns to speak with these officers. They are there to serve and protect you.’

Police were seen guarding the crime scene near Holcombe market (pictured) in Haringey, North London, following the incident

Police were seen guarding the crime scene near Holcombe market (pictured) in Haringey, North London, following the incident

Appealing for witnesses and information, DI Catmull added: ‘Local people have been coming forward to tell us what they saw and I am very grateful to them. However, I know there are more people who saw what happened or know information crucial to our investigation. 

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‘I need those people to do the right thing and contact police or, if they wish to remain anonymous, they can contact Crimestoppers.’

Witnesses or anyone with information should call 101 ref 5327/30sep.

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org. 

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