Second man charged with Edmonton 16-year-old’s murder

Taye Faik was stabbed to death on a residential street in October

Kendal Garden where Taye Faik (inset) was killed last month
Kendal Gardens where Taye Faik (inset) was killed last month

A second man has been charged with the murder of 16-year-old Taye Faik in Edmonton.

Taye Faik was attacked at around 11.27pm on Sunday, 1st October, in Kendal Gardens. Officers attended along with ambulance colleagues but, despite the best efforts of the emergency services, Taye was pronounced dead at the scene.

Josiah James Semper, aged 18 and of Cromie Close, Palmers Green, was charged with murder on Friday (17th). He is due to appear at the Old Bailey today (Tuesday 21st).

Bernard Carroll, aged 19 and of Church Street in Edmonton Green, was previously charged with the same crime. He is due to appear at the Old Bailey on 21st February.

A 16-year-old girl who was arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on bail.

Three other people – a 20-year-old man, a 22-year-old woman and a 22-year-old woman – have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. All have been bailed.

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Detective Inspector Ben Dalloway said: “I’d like to thank the members of the public who have come forward to speak to us so far. We remain keen to hear from anyone who has yet to speak to police; the slightest fragment of information could prove crucial.

“Any witnesses who are yet to speak with police and anyone with information that may assist the investigation should submit this via our special online portal.”

Anyone who wishes to provide information but would like to remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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