17 year-old Nigerian ‘A’ Level Student, Fola Orebiyi stabbed to death in Notting Hill, London.

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Sad! Sad! Sad! I have children too. I am speechless. – Jide Salu

Tribute: Ola Orebiyi, left, wrote about how he missed brother Fola, right
Tribute: Ola Orebiyi, left, wrote about how he missed brother Fola, right

The brother of a teenager stabbed to death in Notting Hill today called for urgent action to reduce knife crime in London.

Ola Orebiyi, 21, an anti-knife crime campaigner, said “we can’t continue to watch young lives taken away from us”.

A teenager was stabbed to death in front of horrified London tourists and passers-by as he tried to flee from a gang of youths on bikes.

The 17-year-old, named locally as Fola Orebiyi, collapsed and bled to death in Portobello Road last night, just yards from busy pubs and restaurants.

Witnesses said the former pupil of Holland Park School, who was studying A-levels, was knifed in the neck close to Westbourne Grove and Portobello Arts Club at about 8.45pm. 

Police and paramedics at the scene in Notting Hill.jpg
Police and paramedics at the scene in Notting Hill

Paramedics tried to save him but he died at the scene. He was the fourth teenager to be stabbed to death in London this year.

A fight is said to have broken out on a nearby estate before Fola was chased into the road. Mark Gettleson, who lives nearby, said he heard the cries of shop staff as they tried to help the teenager when he collapsed opposite the “World Famous Portobello Market” sign.

Evening Standard
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. olajohnson says:

    Reblogged this on UtopiaTimes and commented:
    May his soul rest in peace; may his death not be in vain and may his slayers be brought to justice.

    Better and more proactive policing is needed on our streets – that’s what we pay our taxes for.

    Ambulance services should be improving in 2016 and not be taking so long to reach those in need.

    Condolences go out to the family and friends of the fallen young man.

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    1. Jide Salu says:

      I share your sentiments Olajohnson. May his family find peace in this period of grief in Jesus name. Amen.

      Like

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