Teen girl becomes third charged with murder of Taye Faik

The 16-year-old is due to appear in court this week but cannot be named because of her age

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

A teenage girl has been charged with the murder of 16-year-old Taye Faik in Edmonton three months ago.

The girl, also aged 16, has become the third to be charged with killing Taye, who was stabbed to death on 1st October. She cannot be named because of her age.

The teenager was initially arrested on 3rd November. She will now appear in custody at the Old Bailey on Friday (5th).

Police officers began their investigation after being called at 11.27pm to reports of a stabbing in Kendal Gardens. Despite the efforts of the emergency services, Taye died at the scene.

A post-mortem examination on 4th October confirmed he died as a result of sharp force trauma to the chest.

Taye’s family have been informed of the latest murder charge and continue to receive support from family liaison officers.

The two men previously been charged with murder were Josiah James Semper, aged 18 of Cromie Close, Palmers Green, and Bernard Carroll, aged 20 of Church Street, Edmonton. They are both remanded in custody and are next due to appear at the Old Bailey on 16th February.

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A further three people, a 20-year-old man, 22-year-old woman, and another 22-year-old woman, were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offence and remain on bail.

The investigation continues and anyone with information who has yet come forward is encouraged to contact the investigation team. Information can be shared online here. To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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