Hainault sword attack latest: Fourteen-year-old boy killed named as Daniel Anjorin

If you’re just joining us, here’s a summary of the Hainault attack’s key details:

What happened? A man wielding a samurai-style sword killed one victim and injured four more in a spate of attacks.

Where did it happen? Hainault, north-east London, in a residential area.

When? Yesterday morning – in the space of about half an hour, around 07:00 BST.

Who were the victims? A 14-year-old boy died after being stabbed. Four other people were injured, including two police officers – one has a “seriously damaged” arm and another a badly damaged hand, according to Met Chief Sir Mark Rowley.

What happened next? Police pursued a suspect, cornered him in a garden and Tasered him.

Who is the suspect? A 36-year-old man was arrested at the scene. He’s yet to be questioned by police because he’s in hospital for injuries sustained when he crashed a van into a house – apparently before the attacks.

What don’t we know? We still don’t know the identities of the victims, including the 14-year-old who died. Police haven’t named the suspect, either. And we don’t know anything about his background or motivation for the attacks.

We’ll keep you updated as we find out more.


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