Street and housing block in Dollis Hill is named after stabbing victim Luke Fitzpatrick
PUBLISHED: 13:50 01 February 2016 | UPDATED: 14:00 01 February 2016
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A street and a block of flats in Dollis Hill have been named after a 25-year-old man who was stabbed to death in the area.
Genesis Housing Association has paid tribute to Luke Fitzpatrick with Lukes Close and Fitzpatrick House.
The 25-year-old roofer was killed by three men in Crest Road at the corner of Alder Grove, in May 2012.
His father Bernard was also knifed but survived his injuries.
Last week both were officially opened by his father, brother Ryan and mother Connie at en event that also included the planting of a ceremonial tree
Alison Hopkins, a former Lib Dem councillor for Dollis Hill, who lobbied for a memorial to Luke was also at the ceremony.
She told the Times: “I’d like to thank Genesis for having the consideration to remember why this development is named as it is and for thinking of Luke’s family.
“I really wish this development could have had a different name. If it had, it would mean Luke was still here.
“The best memorial would be for no other family to go through what Luke’s family has.
“His family and friends are campaigning along with thousands of others, for real action and real measures to stop this awful waste of lives.”
Ludovic Basse, business manager for Genesis, added: “What happened to Luke was a tragedy; it is always difficult to see a young life cut short by violence.
“However, Genesis is pleased that we have been able to work with Luke’s family, Alison Hopkins and Brent Council and pay tribute to him in this way.”
Three men were sentenced to a total of 56 years in jail in June 2013 for Luke’s killing.