London Sword Attack: Man Charged with Teen’s Murder

London Sword Attack Man Charged with Teen's Murder
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London (Parliament News) – A 36-year-old man, Marcus Aurelio Arduini Monzo, faces murder charges in connection with the fatal stabbing of 14-year-old Daniel Anjorin in an East London sword attack. Monzo also faces multiple other charges.

A 36-year-old man has been indicted with murder over the demise of a teenage boy in a sword spell in east London earlier this week. Marcus Aurelio Arduini Monzo has been charged with the killing of 14-year-old Daniel Anjorin, the Metropolitan Police stated. 

What Charges Does Marcus Aurelio Arduini Monzo Face?

He has also been charged with two counts of endeavoured murder, two counts of grievous physical harm, aggravated burglary and custody of a bladed article following the sword attack.

Monzo, a dual Spanish Brazilian national from Newham, will occur at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Thursday. Jaswant Narwal, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS London North, stated: “The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised the Metropolitan Police to charge Marcus Arduini Monzo with the murder of 14-year-old Daniel Anjorin, who was fatally stabbed in Hainault on Tuesday, April 30.

What Prompted the Charges Against Monzo?

“A further four people – including two police officers – were seriously wounded and Monzo has also been charged with two counts of tried murder, two counts of grievous bodily harm, irritated burglary and possession of a bladed article.

“He will appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on May 2 2024.

“Our thoughts remain firmly with the family of Daniel and all those who have been affected by this horrific incident. We remind all concerned that criminal proceedings against the defendant are active and that they have the privilege of a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.”

How Did the Community Respond to the Tragedy?

Commendations were paid to the teenager who was fatally pierced as he made his way to £23,000-a-year Bancroft’s School – the same school Nottingham seizure victim Grace O’Malley-Kumar attended before university.

What Statements Were Made by Officials and Schools?

Lisa McDonald, head of Woodford Green Preparatory, a feeder to Bancroft’s reported to parents on Wednesday with a “heavy heart and deep sadness” announcing the Year 9 pupil’s death.

She added: “The news of his passing is a devastating blow to his relative, friends and the entire school community.

“It is difficult to understand such a tragic loss, especially so soon after the heartbreaking happening involving Grace O’Malley-Kumar, whose memory we continue to honour. Our thoughts and prayers extend to the family, friends, and everyone felt by his presence at Bancroft’s and, [at] this time of immense grief, we stand together in solidarity and support.”

The Met Police on Wednesday disclosed details of the chronology of Monday’s shocking attack, which led to two men and two police officers being wounded, and to Daniel’s death.

Beth Malcolm

Beth Malcolm is Scottish based Journalist at Heriot-Watt University studying French and British Sign Language. She is originally from the north west of England but is living in Edinburgh to complete her studies.