Ayub, 17 knifed to death in London ‘dreamed of becoming barrister’

Ayub, 17 knifed to death in London ‘dreamed of becoming barrister’

Smiling into the camera, this college student who dreamed of becoming a barrister is the latest victim of London’s deadly epidemic of knife violence.

Ayub Hassan, 17, was stabbed to death outside a Waitrose supermarket near West Kensington tube station yesterday afternoon.

Today his devastated family called for justice for their “wonderful boy” and said: “we just want know what happened.”

Speaking through tears at their home on the White City estate, his mother Siraad Aden, 38, said: “he was a wonderful boy, I remember everything he said. He was lovely, he looked after me. He wasn’t only a son, he was my best friend. We want justice.”

An aunt who did not want to be named said Ayub dreamed of becoming a barrister.

She said that “as far as we know” the teenager had not been involved in gangs, adding: “we just want to know what happened.

The scene in Lanfrey Place on Thursday (NIGEL HOWARD)

View photos: The scene in Lanfrey Place on Thursday (NIGEL HOWARD)

“The mother is still in shock. We don’t know exactly what happened to him. He was a wonderful boy.

“When he was in the house he liked to play games, and he went out to play football with his friends. His dream was to become a barrister.”

Forensic officers at the scene of a fatal stabbing in west London on Thursday (Steve Parsons/PA)

View photos: Forensic officers at the scene of a fatal stabbing in west London on Thursday (Steve Parsons/PA)

A neighbour on the estate said: “a lot of people are hurt.”

Ayub, who was studying at Hammersmith college, was the oldest child of three siblings with brother, 9, and sister, 11.

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