Boy, 16, killed in 'drugs stabbing'
A 16-year-old boy was knifed to death in the street in a suspected drugs-related attack.
Hani Abou El-Kheir was set upon on the doorstep of one of London's most affluent neighbourhoods at 7pm on Sunday.
A gang of youths, reported to have been wielding swords and knives, left the youth bleeding to death as emergency services battled to save him, in Lupus Street, Pimlico.
His mother, Pauline Hickey, was said to be "heartbroken" as it emerged the teenager had become known to drugs intervention workers.
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Hani, named by his former school and family friends, was on the "periphery of having some sort of contact with gangs or activity such as drugs", a council drugs worker said. His name had been passed to drugs workers.
But ground-level intelligence had linked him as mixing with others involved in the underworld. Family friend Mahmoud Abosiad said: "He was a lovely boy. He did not deserve to end up on a slab.
"His mum was up all night crying."