Wembley murder investigation update: Police name victim, aged 16

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Police have named a 16-year-old boy who was tragically stabbed to death in Wembley.

Drekwon Patterson, from the Wembley area, was fatally stabbed on Preston Road on Thursday, February 18.

Police were called to the scene by London Ambulance Service shortly after 11.30pm to a report of a 16-year-old boy with stab injuries.

He was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital. But despite the efforts of emergency services, he died shortly before 9am on Friday, February 19.

Next of kin have been informed, and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

A murder investigation was launched the day that he died, which is being led by homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime unit.

The latest update from Met Police on Sunday (February 21) confirmed no arrests have been made, but they are continuing to investigate.

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.

Enhanced reassurance patrols will continue in the Preston Road area, CSI Leach confirmed, because of how “deeply affected” the community has been by the death of the 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,” she added.