Search

Tributes to teenager, as two boys, 14, are charged with his murder

PUBLISHED: 15:05 11 October 2017 | UPDATED: 16:27 11 October 2017

Saif Abdul-Magid (Picture: Met Police)

Saif Abdul-Magid (Picture: Met Police)

Archant

Tributes have poured in for a ‘kind-hearted’ 18 year old who was stabbed to death in a Neasden street last Friday.

Tributes on Tanfield Avenue where Saif was fatally stabbed Tributes on Tanfield Avenue where Saif was fatally stabbed

Aspiring footballer Saif Abdul-Magid suffered knife wounds following an incident on Tanfield Avenue shortly before 4pm on October 6.

Despite the efforts of the emergency services, they were unable to save Saif, and he died at the scene.

Police said a post-mortem examination showed that he died of multiple stab wounds.

Friends of the victim, believed to be a former pupil at The Capital city Academy, in Willesden, have set up two gofundme pages to support Saif’s family.

The scene last Friday Picture: Rothos Herodotou The scene last Friday Picture: Rothos Herodotou

‘Saif’s world’ has raised more than £2,500 of its £10,000 target.

The message on the page reads: “I have built up this page to donate to his mother who has just lost their son at a young age.

“This is to help them fund their funeral. Saif’s life was tragically taken away.

“He was such a lovely person who was loved in school and the community, he didn’t deserve to die.”

A second fundraising page titled ‘Build water well in tribute to Saif’ has also been created.

Organisers hope to raise £3,500 to build a well in Sudan.

The page describes Saif, from Ealing, as: “A kind-hearted, funny and honest person who would always make you smile.

“His aspirations to become a footballer and help his family and friends were high, but unfortunately he cannot fulfill his dreams.

“Being good friends with Saif, this unforeseen tragedy has affected me as it has his other friends and the community.”

The page says that the mother and sister of Saif have requested the well be “built under Saif’s name along with his everlasting spirit, in hope that everytime the well is used, Saif will be rewarded for it.”

Saif’s friends gathered in Tanfield Avenue on Saturday to pay their respects, and floral tributes have been laid at the scene.

Tributes on social media also poured in.

Two 14 year old boys who were arrested at the weekend have been charged with Saif’s murder and were due to appear at Wimbledon Youth Court today.

A 15 year old boy who was arrested on October 7 in connection with the stabbing has been released on police bail.

Latest Kilburn & Brent News Stories

Yesterday, 17:26

Keeping young people safe is the idea behind a fundraising campaign to keep a community hub in Queen’s Park open seven days a week.

Yesterday, 16:43

Aspiring actors and film lovers are invited to question TV star Samuel West at a question and answer session in Kensal Rise.

Yesterday, 16:04

A murder suspect who stabbed a record label boss to death with a Swiss army knife told a court it was “pure chance” he pulled out a blade and not a corkscrew.

Yesterday, 11:10

Two friends put their baking skills together to raise more than £300 for a cancer charity.

Yesterday, 10:11

A community library in Kensal Rise has received a £75,000 boost which is bringing it closer to opening after seven years of campaigning.

Yesterday, 08:37

Objectors have until the end of today to make their voices heard against a proposed development to create a freight ‘super hub’ in Cricklewood.

Yesterday, 06:58

A community hub has opened in Kingsbury where people can eat, knit or simply hang out and chat.

Tue, 17:25

An award-winning play by a Brondesbury playwright who was inspired by the ongoing migrant crisis and the lives of refugees is being staged.

PROMOTED CONTENT

If you have been looking for laser hair removal, beauty salon treatments, or skin care services you may be confused and overwhelmed with so much information out there and so many clinics and salons promising miraculous results.

Louise McGowan, who started as headmistress of Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College in September, speaks to education editor James Scott about life at the school.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most Read Kilburn News

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now