Turkish teen stabbed to death in north London
A 17-year-old Turkish boy living in London was fatally stabbed to death with a “Rambo knife” for refusing to give up his bike in the Islington borough late Jan. 29.
Nedim Bilgin was stabbed after he refused to hand over his bicycle to assailants on Caledonian Road, 1.6 kilometers from the Emirates Stadium, where a football match was on, witnesses have told local media.
After being stabbed, the 17-year-old tried to reach a nearby shop looking for help, stumbling, yet tumbled down outside a café on the road.
A lifeguard, coincidentally passing by the road where the killing happened, tried to save Bilgin’s life.
Bilgin was pronounced death at the scene despite many attempts from bystanders and a medical team to save him.
Three teenagers, aged 16, 17 and 18, were detained in Islington on suspicion of murder and have been in custody ever since.
“We do not know whether they were stealing his bike. That’s what someone said. We were told a car pulled up and they stabbed him. We have no idea why. He was a good boy,” said Bilgin’s father.
He also said that his son had been led astray by his “bad friends.”