London Sword Attack: Man Charged with Murder in Fatal Stabbing of 14-Year-Old

LONDON, ENGLAND – A horrific incident unfolded in the streets of Hainault, east London, resulting in the tragic death of 14-year-old Daniel Anjorin. The suspect, a 36-year-old man identified as Marcus Aurelio Arduini Monzo, has been charged with murder after allegedly attacking five people with a sword, leaving four others seriously injured.

According to Chief Crown Prosecutor Jaswant Narwal, Monzo is facing multiple charges, including two counts of attempted murder, two counts of grievous bodily harm, aggravated burglary, and possession of a bladed article. The deadly attack took place on Tuesday morning when Monzo reportedly crashed a vehicle and proceeded to stab multiple individuals. Among the injured were two police officers who are currently hospitalized.

Although the incident was captured on video, law enforcement officials have clarified that it is not believed to be terror-related. Metropolitan Police Chief Superintendent Stuart Bell reassured the public that there is no ongoing threat and that Monzo was swiftly apprehended using a stun gun just 22 minutes after the initial call for help.

Anjorin, described by his school as a “true scholar” and a cherished member of the community, tragically succumbed to his injuries shortly after being admitted to the hospital. As the community mourns the loss of the young boy, tributes pour in, highlighting the profound impact of the senseless violence that has shattered lives.

School officials at Bancroft’s expressed their condolences and emphasized the importance of supporting one another during this difficult time. As investigations continue, authorities are urging witnesses to come forward with any information or footage that could assist in delivering justice for Anjorin and the other victims of the attack.

Monzo is scheduled to appear in Barkingside Magistrates’ Court, where the legal proceedings will unfold. Detective Chief Inspector Larry Smith of the Metropolitan Police expressed the gravity of the situation, emphasizing the need for a thorough investigation to ensure accountability and closure for the families affected by the tragedy. The community stands united in grief, seeking solace in each other’s kindness and compassion during this harrowing period.