Second man charged with murder of boy, 16, stabbed near north London home

Victim: Taye Faik (Met Police)
Victim: Taye Faik (Met Police)

Detectives have charged a second man with the murder of a 16-year-old boy who was stabbed near his north London home.

The victim, Taye Faik, was attacked and died of his injuries in Kendal Gardens, Edmonton late on October 1.

Josiah James Semper, 18, of Cromie Close, Palmers Green was charged on Friday, November 17 with Taye’s murder.

He is due to appear at the Old Bailey on Tuesday.

Previously, Bernard Carroll, 19, of Church Street, Edmonton, was arrested on November 6 and later charged.

He is due to appear at the Old Bailey on Friday, February 2.

A post-mortem examination on Wednesday, October 4 established the cause of Taye’s death as sharp force trauma to the chest.

A 16-year-old girl who was previously arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on bail.

Three other people - a 20-year-old man, and two 22-year-old women - were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. All have been bailed.

Met Detective Inspector Ben Dalloway said: “I’d like to thank the members of the public who have come forward to speak to us so far.

“We remain keen to hear from anyone who has yet to speak to police; the slightest fragment of information could prove crucial.”

Any witnesses who are yet to speak with police can submit information via an online portal here.

Anyone who wishes to provide information but would like to remain anonymous, can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or contact them online.