Devastated mum of boy, 16, stabbed to death vows to return to Romania after moving to London for a better life

The mum of a 16-year-old boy who was stabbed to death in London last week has revealed that she will be returned to Romania to deal with her grief.

The incident took place on December 30 at around 7.34pm in Yiewsley, Hillingdon when police were called to the scene.

A 16-year-old boy, named today by police as Ionut Elvis Tacu, 16, known as Elvis, was pronounced dead at 8.25pm on Philpotts Farm Open Space close to Heather Lane.

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He was the 30th teenager to be murdered in the capital last year. Another 16-year-old boy has appeared in court charged with Elvis’ murder.

Paying tribute to her son, Elvis’ mum Mihaela told The Sun that he was a “lovely boy” and that he “was not aggressive at all”.

The fatal stabbing of Elvis took place at Philpotts Farm Open Space in Yiewsley

Mihaela said: “He had never come home beaten up, and nothing like this had ever happened to him. Then suddenly he got killed.

“I brought him here when he was seven years old to give him a better future – now he will go back to Romania in a coffin.”

Elvis’ heartbroken mum continued: “If he had been an aggressive child, or in a gang or something, maybe we would not be so devastated.

“I feel like I want to run away from this country and go back to Romania with my child I still have left.

“We wanted to move out of London before he died because it is not safe. It is not a place to bring up children.

“I will not come back here and will encourage people with children to have second thoughts about moving here.”

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Mihaela added: “Of course his brother doesn’t understand why he is not with us, which is heart breaking. He has kept on asking us when Elvis is going to be back home.

“I never thought anything like this would ever happen to us. We have jobs and our own house. We are not from a rough family at all. It is very hard to understand why this happened.

“He struggled to make friends at school and has struggled to make friends since he was a baby. He needed help and no one helped him.”

A GoFundMe page has since been set up to raise funds to take Elvis’ body home to Romania.

Today, only a few day after the teenager’s death, another stabbing occurred in Yiewsley.

Police rushed to High Street in the early hours of this morning (January 4) along with paramedics from the London Ambulance Service (LAS).

At the scene in Hillingdon , they found a man, believed to be aged in his 40s, who had been stabbed.

He was pronounced dead at the scene just half an hour later, at 12.43am.

No arrests have been made.

If you knew Elvis and would like to pay tribute to him, feel free to email [email protected]

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