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BBC News | Ugandan teenager Kevin Ssali, 14, stabbed to death at a London bus stop

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Posted September 16, 2012 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in London ~ 6,182 views

     

A 14-year-old boy, who had been missing since July, has been stabbed to death in south-east London. Kevin Ssali, of Whitworth Road in Norwood, was attacked after he got off a route 202 bus in Lee. Police and paramedics were called to Burnt Ash Road at about 21:45 BST on Saturday where they found him with multiple stab wounds.Three teenage males have been arrested on suspicion of murder, police said.

Detectives believe Kevin had travelled on the bus through Lee Green and was attacked after getting off outside a supermarket. He was taken to hospital, but later died. A post-mortem examination will take place on Monday. ‘Hasn’t sunk in’ Det Ch Insp Mark Dunne said: “I am appealing for anyone who travelled on the route 202 bus on its way through the Lee area just before 9.45pm on Saturday night to speak to my officers.

Detectives believe Kevin Ssali had travelled on the bus through Lee Green “Did you witness an altercation or argument involving a group of male youths? “I would also like to speak to anyone who was in Burnt Ash Road, where the victim got off the bus. I need to know what the series of events were which culminated in a 14-year-old boy losing his life.” One of Kevin’s friend, Denshan Williams, who was at the scene to pay tributes, said: “It still hasn’t sunk in now. It makes me think that it could happen to anybody.”

The stabbing occurred near the bakery where 16-year-old Jimmy Mizen was murdered in 2008, close to his family home. Jimmy’s father, Barry Mizen, said: “It came as a great shock because it’s a few hundred yards away [from where Jimmy was stabbed]. “Our hearts go out to the family.” Jimmy’s mother Margaret said: “Today what was horrible was that I saw all the ribbon that was around the area and that brought back such memories of when Jimmy was killed.

“It is painful and it does bring back the pain.” The 14-year-old was stabbed on Saturday night in Lee. The couple asked people to help the police and urged people to “stand together and let’s bring peace in the community”. Teenage stab victims

In an unrelated incident, police said a 19-year-old man was stabbed in New Cross Road – just three miles from Lee – just after 03:30 BST on Sunday. The man is in a critical condition in hospital. No-one has been arrested over the attack. The Met said six teenagers have died as a result of violence in London this year, four of whom were stabbed. Eleven teenagers were stabbed last year, which was one more than the figure in 2010. In 2009, 10 teenagers lost their lives in stabbings and in 2008, the year Jimmy Mizen was killed, 22 other youths were stabbed to death in the capital.


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4 Comments


  1.  
    Kitalo nnyo. Oyo alabika wa Nkima!!!

    Kitalo nnyo. Oyo alabika wa Nkima!!! Bannange abalenzi mubakugire okutambula ekiro mu nsi zabazungu kubanga Baddugavu. Omulamu yayogera. Omuti yabeera omulamu. Abasajja muyambe abaana baffe abalenzi bawulire. Kitalo nnyo!!! Nsaasidde nnyo Bazadde be, Enganda ze n’Emikwano gye.

    I lift up my eyes to the hills.
    From where does my help come?
    My help comes from the LORD,
    who made heaven and earth.
    He will not let your foot be moved;
    he who keeps you will not slumber.
    Behold, he who keeps Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.
    The LORD is your keeper;
    the LORD is your shade on your right hand.
    The sun shall not strike you by day,
    nor the moon by night.
    (Psalm 121:1-6 ESV)




  2.  
    Rev. Jessica Nakawombe

    I lift up my eyes to the hills.
    From where does my help come?
    My help comes from the LORD,
    who made heaven and earth.
    He will not let your foot be moved;
    he who keeps you will not slumber.
    Behold, he who keeps Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.
    The LORD is your keeper;
    the LORD is your shade on your right hand.
    The sun shall not strike you by day,
    nor the moon by night.
    (Psalm 121:1-6 ESV)




  3.  
    Frank

    Kevin rest in peace




  4.  
    henry

    Kevin RIP bro.itc 2 bad news.sorry 2 the family mum an dad.sis an bro.but people this is not the way 2 do thingz let value 1z lyf.Ugandanz we a so beaten with this new i 4 1 am indeed so beaten.people don’t lose hope in GOD up to such an extent we a whole humanz.dis is really 2 bad news so bad get back 2 heart people an love 1 another as bro an sis despite ov any thing eles pliz. RIP BRO LOVE U AN WILL ALWAYS BE WITH U AS JUSTICE TAKES ITS WAY.





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