Woman arrested in connection with the killing of ‘much-loved’ Finsbury Park teenager

PUBLISHED: 15:33 12 February 2015 | UPDATED: 16:12 12 February 2015

Shaquan Sammy-Plummer was

Shaquan Sammy-Plummer was "popular, caring, good-humoured and well-mannered" [Photograph from Metropolitsn Police]


Total of nine arrests following fatal stabbing of Shaquan Sammy-Plummer at a party in Enfield

A woman is being held in connection with the murder of a “popular and caring” Finsbury Park teen in a knife attack.

The 29-year-old was arrested yesterday morning on suspicion of assisting an offender and is in custody at an east London police station.

Shaquan Sammy-Plummer, 17, of Parkside Crescent, was stabbed at a house party in Enfield on January 30.

Paramedics found the teenager on the pavement after being called to the property at about 9.30pm but Shaquan died from his injuries.

Tirbutes to Shaquan who was stabbed to death in Enfield on FridayTirbutes to Shaquan who was stabbed to death in Enfield on Friday

A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.

Police have made eight other arrests on suspicion of murder.

A 46-year-old woman, a 17-year-old girl and two 17-year-old boys have all been released on bail until mid March.

Two other 17-year-old boys, a 19-year-old man and a 21-year-old man have also been bailed pending further enquires to a date in late March.

A 21-year-old man [F] arrested on Sunday, 1 February has been bailed pending further enquiries to a date in late March.

In a statement, Shaquan’s family said: “We are deeply shocked and saddened at the tragic loss of a very much loved son and brother.

“Shaquan was a good young man who was doing well at school and was liked and respected by his peers and those who worked with him.

“He was popular, caring, good humoured and well mannered. He was devoted to his family and we are proud of what he achieved in his 17 short years.”

The added: “We would like to thank everyone who has supported the family at this very difficult time and it is of comfort to know much Shaquan was loved by so many people who knew him at all stages of his life. May he rest in peace.”

Anyone with information regarding the attack can contact the incident room on 020 345 3775.

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