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article imageTeenager murdered in London becomes 17th victim this year

By Kev Hedges     Oct 27, 2010 in Crime
London - A 17 year-old boy has become the 17th teen victim this year to die from a violent murder in London. It is believed that Marvin Henry had been stabbed. The murder happened in the Mill Hill area, north of the capital.
Mr Henry was injured after a gang fight took place shortly after midnight in a park. He was taken to Barnet General Hospital but died in surgery from his injuries. His death comes just four days after 16 year-old Samuel Adelagun was shot dead in a gang attack in Plaistow.
This year has now seen 17 teen murders which is two more than last year's total of 15 but still well below the 2007 death toll (30 murders), and 2008 (29).
Police are working on a theory that the gang fight may have been planned. Police have arrested 11 male youths aged between 14 and 21, reports Sky
One eyewitness has said, "There was a group of 15 or 16 youths who were all running down the alleyway down the back of the building. Then there was definitely two or three gunshots. A body was lying on the ground. There were two people on top of him, shouting and screaming, crying 'oh my God'. They took the boy's hands and they dragged him across the grass.”
The 17-year-old was found in Bray Road near the junction with Bittacy Hill. Detectives are investigating the possibility he could have been moved after he had been injured.
Police Aware
Marvin Henry was known to police. His two brothers are both serving time for a murder committed in Neasden in north west of the capital three years ago, along with a third man. They are all serving minimum 15 year sentences. Ian Page, 19 was beaten and suffered brain damage after he had bumped into a member of the gang.
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