Hainault stabbing: Hundreds pay their respects to young father-to-be stabbed to death in the street

Moses loved football and would look out for his loved ones. Picture: Ben Abraham

Moses loved football and would look out for his loved ones. Picture: Ben Abraham - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of friends and family paid their respects after a 23-year-old father-to-be was brutally murdered on his birthday in Hainault.

Hundred of people paid their respects

Hundred of people paid their respects - Credit: Archant

Moses Mayele had just picked up some food when he was knifed to death in Manford Way, on Friday, October 12, around 10.20pm.

Police and the London Ambulance Service attended but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mourners gathered at the spot where he was killed on Tuesday, October 16, to light candles, lay flowers and remember the much-loved man who was expecting a baby with his girlfriend.

Ben Abraham paid tribute to his friend by setting up a fundraising page to pay for his funeral.

“Moses grew up with a true love for football. From the age of five we used to play together in his courtyard – we used to play in each other’s houses too,” he said

“As an adult, Moses would maintain a clean haircut almost every week and also spent a lot of time in the gym, and built a great physique.

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“He loved a bit of banter and had a charismatic cocky personality which made him so different.”

Ben said that he was dependable, generous and selfless and would do anything for his loved ones and the incident was a true loss for his friends and family.

“We will all love and remember Moses forever,” he added.

A 22-year-old man was injured in the incident and witnesses said men in balaclavas attacked the pair “for no apparent reason”. The friend was taken to hospital with critical injuries, but police confirmed he is now in a “serious but stable” condition.

A burnt-out car in Clayhall is also being investigated in connection to the murder.

Police were called by the London Fire Brigade at 5.18am on Saturday, October 13, to reports of a car on fire in Park View Gardens at the end of Lord Gardens.

Clayhall residents who heard anything or have CCTV from surrounding roads should get in contact with the police.

Of particular interest is a sighting of a small Volkswagen car.

Call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 8451/12Oct.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.

To donate visit gofundme.com/rip-moses-mayele