Kwasi Anim-Boadu murder: Camden man charged with possessing offensive weapon as cops investigate Andover Estate stabbing

PUBLISHED: 15:50 23 April 2018

Kwasi Anim-Boadu.

Kwasi Anim-Boadu.


A man has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon as murder police continue to investigate the stabbing of 20-year-old Kwasi Anim-Boadu on the Andover Estate.

Brayan Tchenda, 21, of Delancey Street, Camden, was due to appear in court today. Detectives are still appealing for information about the fatal attack in Roth Walk in the early hours of Saturday.

Mr Anim-Boadu – known as Junior – was found by police who had been called to another stabbing nearby in Seven Sisters Road. Medics fought to save his life but he died at the scene.

Mr Anim-Boadu’s older sister Naya, who has set up a fundraiser to help pay for funeral costs, said he was taken away from his family “in the blink of an eye”.

Paying tribute to him on the fundraising page, she wrote: “Kwasi was a young boy who was full of life, he brought joy to everyone around him through his conspicuous smile and heart warming aura.

“He was to turn 21 in May and had his whole life ahead of him. This has now come to an end. When we mention Kwasi it is all now memories and will only be memories.

“We, the family, are trying to do the only thing we can and that is to hopefully raise some funds in hopes of giving our beloved Kwasi the best send-off possible.

“All the money raised will go towards Kwasi’s funeral arrangements. We ask that if you cannot support us financially then please do keep us in your prayers.”

The campaign has already raised more than £4,000. To donate, click here.

Sadiq Khan said on Saturday Mr Anim-Boadu’s death was “another life unnecessarily lost to violent crime on our street”.

“The Met Police are using extra City Hall resources to fight this scourge and to remove violent criminals and weapons from the streets,” he said.

“We are also working tirelessly with the Met, community and youth groups, health and education services, and local and national government on preventing young people getting dragged in to lives of violent crime.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting reference CAD1054/21APR, tweet @MetCC, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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