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Five men arrested after fatal stabbing of 16-year-old boy

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Five men have been arrested in early morning raids after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Wembley.

Drekwon Patterson, from Wembley, was stabbed at Preston Road on February 18 just after 11.30pm.

He was treated at the scene and taken to hospital, but died shortly before 9am the next day (February 19).

Police have been since investigating the murder, and this morning (April 8) at around 5am, officers attended nine addresses in north-west London to execute warrants.


The suspects, aged 18, two aged 21, one aged 27 and a 29-year-old, were held on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

All suspects remain in custody at this time.

Someone form the force’s Territorial Support Group, was pictured holding an electric shield, used to tackle dangerous dogs, as they executed a warrant on premises in Harrow.

A black Ford Mondeo is believed to have been driven at the direction of Drekwon while he was in Preston Road, before he was chased by four people and stabbed to death.

The black Ford Mondeo that was caught on CCTV (Photo: Met Police)

Police have previously released images of a car seen driving away from the scene, which was later found burnt out at Silver Jubilee Park in Kingsbury.

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Detective Sergeant David Pearce said: “The success of today’s operation was the result of a collaboration between a variety of specialist Met units supported by local officers to detain five violent men.

“We are committed to ensuring that those responsible for this murder are identified, apprehended and placed before the courts.

“We are pursuing additional lines of inquiry and urge anyone with any information, however small, to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is urged to call the incident room on 020 8721 4622, 101 quoting CAD 8167/18Feb or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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