Homicide victims in London in 2022

Total: 36 (last updated 20/5/22)

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Note: This is not an official record and may differ from any lists compiled by police etc. It includes murder and manslaughter cases. Other deaths (e.g. unexplained) are listed separately afterwards.
  1. Ermal Qose, 35, died in hospital on 2 January following a fire at a cannabis farm in Clapton, Hackney. Police were called to the lock-up garage in Southwold Road as firefighters tackled the blaze at around 4.10am on 31 December 2021. Ermal was an Albanian national and had no known address in the UK. Detectives said they had launched a manslaughter investigation and appealed for information. DCI Mark Rogers, said: “Ermal tragically lost his life having been trapped inside the locked garage which was being used for the cultivation of cannabis when the fire broke out. This is now a manslaughter investigation and, although officers have spoken with a number of local people, I want to hear from members of the public who were in the area on New Year’s Eve or who have seen people coming and going from the garage. If you can assist and have not yet spoken with police, please get in touch.”
  2. Dariusz Wolosz, a 46-year-old Polish national, was stabbed on the High Street in Yiewsley, West Drayton, at around 12.12am on 4 January. He was pronounced dead at 12:43am. A postmortem gave the cause of death as stab wounds to the groin and chest. Police said they believed Dariusz was attacked by a group of men in Tavistock Road following a verbal dispute. Harley-Dee Thompson, 27 (19.06.94) of Albert Road, Yiewsley, was charged with murder on 9 January.
  3. Yasmin Chkaifi, 43, was stabbed in Chippenham Road, Maida Vale, at around 9am on 24 January. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police also found a 41-year-old man (see below), who died after being struck by a vehicle at the same location. Initial reports suggested the man had been attacking the woman when he was hit by the vehicle. Police said the two deceased had previously been in a relationship.
  4. Mariam Kamara, 46, was found dead after a fire at her home in Railton Road, Brixton, at around 4.08am on 24 January. A post-mortem examination concluded she had been stabbed eight times including two fatal wounds to the neck and face and died before the fire was started. Mariam was a community nurse who came to the UK from Sierra Leone. Her husband Amidu Koroma, 47 [1/1/75], was charged with murder on 27 April.
  5. Lesma Jackson, 84, was found injured at a house in Stainton Road, Enfield, at around 2.15am on 30 January. She was pronounced dead a short time later. Her son Gareth Jackson, 50 (01.02.71), of Stainton Road, Enfield, was charged with murder on 31 January.
  6. Donovan Allen, 18, was stabbed in Ayley Croft, Enfield, at around 6.10pm on 7 February. He died at the scene and a postmortem gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the chest. Timothy Adeoye, 18 (31.03.03), was charged with murder. Donovan’s family said: “Donovan was born small with his dad, nana and three uncles at his birth. From the start he was surrounded by love and he went on to increase and attract more love as he grew. His judo instructor, football coach and even his barber loved him so much. His friends were of every age, colour and walk of life. He would pray for his friends and family every morning and night, and even the last morning one of us spoke to Don, he said – “I’ve said my prayers and done 40 press ups. I’m doing well, aren’t I?”. Every child is special, we know that, but Donovan was exceptional because his gift was making others feel special. He thought everyone was kind like him. Yes, he was a mummy’s boy, but he was a daddy’s boy, uncle’s boy, aunty’s boy, and his grandparents’ boy. He was confident, charming and was very much adored by his younger siblings. Although Donovan’s physical body was robbed from us – and we can no longer see, hear or touch him – in time we will take comfort in knowing that the love he had for his family and friends will continue to live on in our hearts and memories. Donovan was loyal and trusting to his detriment. He was a boy who was planning his birthday party at the end of the month. He finished his journey the happiest he has ever been and had so much to share around. There are no words to describe how much Donovan will be missed.”
  7. Bartosz Wyrzykowski, 21, was stabbed in Lionel Road, Eltham, Greenwich, at around 5.11pm on 8 February. The Polish national, known to friends as Bartek, was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later. Yusuf Aydin, 21 (02.10.00), of Greenwich, Jack Davies, 19 (18.10.02), of Greenwich, and two boys aged 16 and 17 were charged with murder. DI Mel Pressley said: “I am appealing to anyone who was in the area around the time of this incident to come forward and speak to police. Lionel Road would have been busy at around 5pm – did you see an altercation involving a group of people; did you capture any of the incident on your phone?”
  8. Jamel Boyce, 22, died at a care home in Uffington, Road, Streatham, on 13 February as a result of a stab wound to the chest he suffered nearly six years earlier when aged 17. He had been attacked in Triangle Place, Clapham, on 14 October 2016. He was left paralysed after suffering severe brain damage due to oxygen deprivation. An 18-year-old man was jailed for wounding with intent in May 2018.
  9. Naomi Hunte, 41, was found dead at a home in Congleton Grove, Plumstead, Greenwich, at around 8.25pm on 14 February. A postmortem confirmed the cause of death was a stab wound. A 63-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder on 18 February.
  10. Stephen Wallis, 50, was found dead at his home in Barclay Close, Fulham, at around 4pm on 15 February. A postmortem gave the cause of death as blunt force injury to the head consistent with an assault. He was last seen alive on 13 February and police forced entry to the flat after concerns were raised about his welfare. Gary Curran, 52 (21.01.1970), was arrested on 19 February and charged with murder the following day. DCI Katherine Goodwin said: “We are still very keen to build a further picture of Stephen’s life and his movements before his death. We would like to speak to anyone who knew him, especially if they saw him in the days and weeks before he was killed.”
  11. Muhamoud Mohamed Mahdi, 28, was stabbed in Watling Avenue, Burnt Oak, Barnet, at around 5pm on 18 February. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A postmortem gave the cause of death as stab wounds to the chest. Christian Adom Kuta-Danku, 18, (24.10.03) of Rayners Lane, HA2, and a 16-year-old boy were charged with murder on 20 February.
  12. Susan Ioannou, 58, was found injured at a home in Church Street, Edmonton, Enfield, at around 8.32pm on 21 February. She was pronounced dead at the scene. An initial postmortem was unable to establish a cause of death. Deka Omar, 23 (25.09.98), of no fixed address, and Philip Sherwin, 60 (05.01.61), of South Eastern Avenue, N9, were charged with murder on 26 February. Police said they also want to find and speak to Shane Sheriden, 31, who has a British Bulldog tattoo on his right arm and has links to both the N9 and N18 areas of Edmonton. 
  13. Yehya Al-Youssef, 41, was stabbed during a fight at the junction of Review Road and Heather Road, Neasden, Brent, at around 11.26pm on 24 February. He was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after midnight. Four men were arrested on suspicion of murder. Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams said: “I continue to appeal to those who were in the area at the time Yehya sustained his fatal injuries to come forward and speak to police. Someone will have seen what happened and will know what led to this senseless loss of life. They may have been filming on their phone, capturing vital evidence even if they don’t know it.”
  14. Jamie Gilbey, 20, went missing on 27 January. Police launched a murder investigation after “suspicious items” were found in South Norwood Lake and Grounds, Croydon, by patrolling officers near Love Lane at around 1.45pm on 27 February. No further details were provided about the discovery but detectives said they believed Jamie had “come to harm”. He was previously listed as wanted by police in connection with several robberies. Dejour Jones, 24 (05.05.97) of no fixed address, was charged with murder on 4 March. Four days later, on the morning of 8 March, Jamie’s body was found in the area of the lake and woodland and recovered by specialist police officers.
  15. Eovinas Lukosevitius, a 36-year-old Polish national who lived in Hounslow, was found collapsed outside Hounslow West tube station in Cavendish Parade at around 3.36am on 12 March. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 4.27am. A postmortem examination was inconclusive but police believe he was involved in a fight with another man approximately an hour before his death. A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder. Detective Chief Inspector Jim Shirley said: “Despite an arrest being made we still need to hear from any members of the public who have information about what happened to Eovinas. We believe he was in the Hounslow area in the hours leading up to his death and I would ask anyone who saw any suspicious activity to come forward to police.”
  16. Tyler Hurley, 16, was stabbed on board a Route 173 bus at High Road, Chadwell Heath, near the junction with Woodlands Avenue, at around 3.55pm on 14 March. He was taken to hospital but died in the early hours of 15 March. Carlton Tanueh, 18 (15.09.03), was charged with murder.
  17. Mirko Naramcic, 31, from Twickenham, was stabbed near Maguire Drive, Richmond, on 17 March. Police were called at 11.20pm but found nobody at the scene. Three men later self-presented to hospital with stab wounds. The victim was pronounced dead at hospital and a postmortem confirmed cause of death was a stab wound. The other two did not suffer life-threatening injuries. Leone Davies, 18 (25.01.04), of Rosslyn Road, TW1, was charged with murder on 22 March.
  18. Sabita Thanwani, 19, was found injured at student accommodation in Arbor House, Sebastian Street, Clerkenwell, at around 5.10am on 19 March. She was pronounced dead at the scene and a postmortem gave the cause of death as sharp force trauma. Sabita was a British national and a student at City, University of London. Maher Maaroufe, a 22 year-old Tunisian national who is believed to have been in a relationship with the victim and had been with her that evening, was charged with murder on 21 March. Sabita’s family said: “Sabita Thanwani was our daughter. Our angel. Her life, that we hoped would be long, was cut tragically short. She was ripped away from those who loved her so very dearly; her mum, dad, brother, grandparents, extended family and friends. Sabita was the most caring and loving person we have ever known. She inspired us every day of her precious 19 years of life. Her mission was to help everyone. She was studying psychology at City University to make this happen. Her whole life was ahead of her, a life where her radiant smile and incredible heart could only spread warmth and kindness. In her short life, she helped so many. Sabita was pure and did not see bad in anyone, because there was no badness in her own awesome heart. We can only pray that lessons will be learnt and that somehow, there will come a day when girls and women are safe.”
  19. Imran Isat, 30, was stabbed at a home in Springfield Drive, Ilford, at around 1.25am on 19 March. He died at the scene and a postmortem confirmed the cause of death was shock and hemorrhage and a stab wound to the chest. Police are appealing for witnesses and information.
  20. Yasmin Begum, 40, was found stabbed at her home in Globe Road, Bethnal Green, after police were called at around 4.06pm on 24 March. Concerns had been raised when she did not pick up her children from school. She was pronounced dead at the scene and a postmortem gave the cause of death as multiple sharp force injuries. Quyum Miah, 40 (30.09.81), of High Street, Homerton, was charged with murder, burglary and fraud on 28 March.
  21. Petru-Sorin Doleanu, 41, died in hospital on 29 March as a result of brain injuries he suffered during an assault three months earlier. Police said he was attacked near the Job Centre in St John’s Road, Wembley, shortly before 9pm on 17 December 2021. His friends called an ambulance the following morning and paramedics alerted police at around 11am. He remained in hospital until his death. Detectives appealed for information and issued a CCTV image of a suspect. DI Jack Stilwell said: “The past few months have been extremely challenging for Petru-Sorin’s family and friends. While it has been clear for some time that his injuries were extensive, his death has understandably been very difficult for them to come to terms with.”
  22. Shotera Bibi, 80, was found stabbed at her home in Lanseer Avenue, Manor Park, Newham, after police were called at around 9.56am on 2 April. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her grandson Ali Subell, 33 (14/12/88), who lived at the same address, was arrested nearby a short time later and charged with murder on 3 April.
  23. Teon Campbell-Pitter, 16, was stabbed during a fight at the Moonshot Centre in Angus Street, New Cross, Lewisham, at around 4.06pm on 13 April. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Two 15-year-old boys were charged with murder.
  24. Elliot Francique, 20, was stabbed at his home in Hudson Close, Plaistow, Newham, at around 3.21pm on 19 April. Police said the attacker was dressed all in black and forced his way into the address to stab Elliot before leaving on foot towards Chad Green. Elliot was found in his bedroom with multiple knife wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene at 4.31pm. Menelik Campbell, 20 (15.05.2001), of Dalston, was charged with murder on 28 April.
  25. Rommel McKoy, 16, died in hospital on 20 April. He had been stabbed in Hicken Road, Brixton, at around 7.38pm on 4 April. A 17-year-old boy was charged with murder on 10 May.
  26. Dolet Hill, 64, was one of four family members found stabbed inside her home in Delaford Road, Bermondsey, Southwark, on 25 April. Police forced entry to the property after being called by neighbours who heard screaming at around 1.40am. The ambulance service were alerted at 2.07am. All four victims were pronounced dead at the scene. Joshua Jacques, 28 (19.04.94), of Minard Road, SE6, was charged with murder on 28 April.
  27. Denton Burke, 58, was found stabbed at the same address. He was the partner of Dolet Hill. See above.
  28. Tanysha (aka Rachquel) Ofori-Akuffo, 45, was found stabbed at the same address. She was the daughter of Dolet Hill and lived in Kennington. See above.
  29. Samantha Drummonds, 27, was found stabbed at the same address. She was the daughter of Tanysha Ofori-Akuffo and lived in Forest Hill. See above.
  30. Tyreece Daley, 22, from Tulse Hill, died in hospital on 25 April. He had been stabbed  at Beckenham Junction railway station shortly before 5.20am on 2 April. A 24-year-old man also suffered stab wounds. Dejon Anaughe, 27, of Dunoon Road, Forest Hill, was charged in relation to the attack before Tyreece’s death, which is being investigated by British Transport Police. Detective Chief Inspector Paul Langley said:  “This has now progressed into a murder investigation however we are not seeking to identify anyone further in connection with the incident. I would like to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed or filmed the incident at the time to get in touch with us as soon as possible. Your information could be crucial to our investigation.”
  31. Ibrahim Bah, 34, was stabbed after a fight near Belushi’s bar in Greenwich High Road at around 2.15am on 1 May. He was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later. British Transport Police said they were leading the investigation and appealed for witnesses. David Joseph Johnson, 37, of Haddo Street, Greenwich, was charged with murder. Ibrahim’s family said: “Ibrahim was a kind loving father who loved his family very much and will be terribly missed, ‘he belongs to Allah and he returns to Allah’ we wish that justice will be served.”
  32. Emmanuel Odunlami, 32, was stabbed near the Lord Raglan Pub in Gresham Street, City of London, at around 11.27pm on 1 May. He died after being taken to hospital. Quincy Ffrench-Yethman, 26, of Foyle Road, Tottenham, and Jordell Menzies, 25, of Tennyson Road, Brent, were charged with murder. Emmanuel’s family said: “Emmanuel was a loving father, fiancé, son, brother, family member and friend who was unjustly taken ahead of his time. He was celebrating his birthday on the bank holiday weekend when he was sadly taken from us. Emmanuel was immensely loved by all who knew him. He had a kind heart, a bright smile and a genuine soul. Rest in perfect peace Emmanuel Odunlami. We love and miss you forever.”
  33. Jordan Stuart, 37, was found stabbed in Grove Avenue, Pinner, Harrow, after the emergency services were called at around 6.58am on 4 May. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Mohamed Haaji, 31 (10.05.91), of Grove Avenue, was charged with murder on 6 May.
  34. Olsi Kuka, 30, was found stabbed in a flat off High Road, Whetstone, Barnet, at around 2.45am on 11 May. He was pronounced dead at around 3.12am. Bulent Bakir, 25 (05.01.97) of Old Road, Enfield and Daige Ramsey, 23 (30.11.98) of Winchester Road, E4, were charged with murder on 16 May. Police continue to appeal for witnesses. DCI Neil Rawlinson said: “There are more people we need to speak with, who were at the flat at the time of this stabbing.  If you were there, do the right thing and contact my team.” Olsi’s father, Mehdi Kuka, said: “We as a family are devastated by the loss of our beloved Olsi so far from home. He was a loving son, hardworking and very friendly and never harmed anyone and was so humble. We appeal to the public to assist the police in catching the others responsible for his murder.”
  35. Ania Jedrkowiak, a 21-year-old Polish national, was found stabbed in an alleyway off Church Gardens, South Ealing, after police were called at 12.10am on 17 May. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Dennis Akpomedaye, 29 (18.08.92), of Blewitt Street, Newport, was charged with murder. Police said he was known to the victim.
  36. A 34-year-old woman was found stabbed at a home in Burrard Road, Canning Town, Newham, after police were called at around 6.24am on 19 May. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Asim Hasan, 32 (02.06.1989) of Burrard Road, was charged with murder.

The following cases have not been included:

Leon McCaskre, 41, was hit by a car in Chippenham Road, Maida Vale, at around 9am on 24 January. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car, a 26-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of murder but was later released without charge after the police concluded he was acting in defence of Yasmin Chkaifi (see above), who was being stabbed to death by McCaskre in the street.

Unexplained death of two-year-old girl found unresponsive in a garden in Reede Road, Barking, after she was reported missing at 4pm on 29 January. She was pronounced dead at hospital. Police said the death was not thought to be suspicious.

The body of a newborn baby was found in New Eltham after the emergency services were called at around 5am on 30 January. Police said the baby’s mother was receiving medical attention.

A 40-year-old man was found stabbed in Leslie Grove Place, Croydon, at around 6.29pm on 21 April. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police initially arrested three men on suspicion of murder but a postmortem found the stab wounds may have been self-inflicted and the case was passed to regional CID officers.

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