Memorial fund for Holloway stab victim Jeroen raises £6,000 in just three days

Dr Jeroen Ensink. Picture: Nadja Ensink-Teich

Dr Jeroen Ensink. Picture: Nadja Ensink-Teich - Credit: Nadja Ensink-Teich

A memorial fund for the lecturer who was stabbed to death outside his home has raised almost £6,000 - just three days after it was set up.

Dr Jeroen Ensink, 41, was attacked in Hilldrop Crescent, Holloway, on Tuesday, December 29.

It was just 10 days after he became a father with his wife, Nadja.

Dr Ensink was a senior lecturer in public health engineering at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, in Bloomsbury. He spent his career trying to improve access to water and sanitation in deprived countries.

At the request of Dr Ensink’s family, the school established the Jeroen Ensink Memorial Fund last Tuesday. It had raised £5,694.19 as of 10.30am this morning.

It will be used to support scholarships for students from sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia, where Dr Ensink - described by colleagues as a “natural educator” who would have students “in his pocket” when he spoke - focused most of his work.

The school said: “Jeroen will be hugely missed by all the staff and students who had the opportunity to know and work with him.

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“The Jeroen Ensink Memorial Fund will help ensure that the work to which he was so deeply committed will continue.”

To donate, and for more information, visit

Murder charge

Last Tuesday, Femi Nandap, of Pett Street, Woolwich, appeared via video link at the Old Bailey charged with Dr Ensink’s murder.

Mr Nandap, 22, who was remanded in custody in HMP Pentonville, Caledonian Road, is now scheduled to appear back at the court on March 22.