Community mourns Canning Town stabbing victim Promise Nkenda

Friends and family paid tribute to stabbing victim Promise Nkenda on Sunday. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

Friends and family paid tribute to stabbing victim Promise Nkenda on Sunday. Picture: Ellie Hoskins - Credit: Ellie Hoskins

Friends and family of a teenager stabbed to death in Canning Town on Valentine’s Day released balloons in his memory on Sunday.

Friends and family release balloons in memory of stabbing victim Promise Nkenda. Picture: Ellie Hosk

Friends and family release balloons in memory of stabbing victim Promise Nkenda. Picture: Ellie Hoskins - Credit: Ellie Hoskins

Lord Promise Nkenda, known as Promise, died shortly after being found lying injured in the quiet cul-de-sac Goldwing Close.

The 17-year-old became the third teenager to die as a result of knife crime in the capital so far this year.

Dozens of blue and white balloons filled the air above Pier Road, North Woolwich, on Sunday afternoon for a touching tribute in his memory.

The memorial event featured speeches from his friends and sister, Maludi.


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Police have charged a third 17-year-old boy with his Promise’s murder.

He was arrested on Monday, February 19 and held in custody at a police station; later bailed to return in mid-March.

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Two further 17-year-olds appeared at the Old Bailey charged with murder and robbery last week.

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