Anthony Adekola: Family pay tribute to Colindale stabbing victim and say: ‘He didn’t deserve to die like this’


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.