Man due in court over sword attack that killed boy

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Daniel Anjorin had a “positive nature and gentle character”, his school said

A man is due to appear in court charged with murdering 14-year-old Daniel Anjorin in a sword attack in north-east London.

Marcus Arduini Monzo, 36, is due before Barkingside Magistrates’ Court over the attack in Hainault.

Police were called to reports of a car crashing into a house and people being stabbed at about 07:00 BST on Tuesday.

Daniel suffered fatal stab wounds and four other people, including two police officers, were injured.

Mr Monzo has also been charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of causing grievous bodily harm, aggravated burglary, and possession of a bladed article.

Police were called to reports of a car crashing into a house and people being stabbed on Tuesday morning

The Metropolitan Police said a 33-year-old man was injured when a van crashed into a property on Laing Close. He was then attacked and sustained a neck wound.

Another man, 35, was cut on his arm when he was assaulted inside a nearby house. Their conditions are not considered to be life-threatening.

Following this, Daniel was attacked. He later died in hospital.

Two police officers were seriously injured while attending the crime scene. One suffered “horrifically serious” arm wounds, while the other sustained a hand injury.

Daniel’s school, Bancroft’s, in Woodford Green, said he was a “true scholar” who had a “positive nature and gentle character”.

In a statement, it described him as a “core member” of the community, adding: “Losing such a young pupil is something we will always struggle to come to terms with.”

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