The family of a young shop worker knifed to death on his way home from a nightshift paid tribute today, saying: “He didn’t deserve to die like this.”
Anthony Adekola, 22, was attacked yards from his front door in Martlesham Walk, Colindale, at about 11pm on Saturday.
A shrine has been set up by his friends and family at the spot where police and paramedics battled in vain to save his life.
A family member told the Standard: “He was a good person. He was always smiling. He didn’t deserve to die like this.”
Neighbours said Mr Adekola was “a kind, loving boy”. One said: “He looked out for everyone including my kids — we are devastated.”
Police have appealed for any witnesses to come forward. No arrests have been made.
Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 8540/05SEP.