London stabbing victim is named as boy, 15, who was killed over 'Snapchat row' as another 15-year-old is arrested
A TEEN boy who was allegedly stabbed to death in a Snapchat row has been named.
Tamim Ian Habimana, 15, was knifed to death in broad daylight Woolwich, south east London, on Monday.
Another 15-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.
Tamim was attacked on a busy high street shortly before 5.30pm as shocked passers-by watched on in horror.
He was found suffering from a stab wound and was given first aid by officers and paramedics at the scene.
Emergency services battled to save his life, but Tamim was pronounced dead just after 6pm.
Videos posted on social media showed an air ambulance landing yards away in neighbouring Woolwich Arsenal Park with scores of people in the area.
Onlookers recalled seeing a girl in school uniform "screaming and crying" in the moments after the bus stop stabbing.
A woman who works at a nearby dry cleaners and wanted to remain anonymous said: "All I saw was this very young girl on her phone screaming and crying.
"She literally ran off in hysterics before all the police came.
"I didn't know what had happened until I saw all the people gathering round. Then someone told me it was a stabbing.
"I was actually in tears and had to come back in the shop and get away from it all."
Tamim lives around three miles from where he was killed and was said to go to Harris Academy Greenwich.
His family, who are said to be "reeling from the shock of his death", are being supported by specialist officers.
He was murdered just hours before another teen was stabbed to death near The Oval cricket ground in Lambeth, south London.
The 16-year-old boy became the 21st teenager to be murdered in the capital so far this year, with 19 being stabbed to death and seven killed in the last month alone.
Police today named him as Keane Flynn-Harling and launched a fresh appeal for witnesses.
Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard, leading the Met Police investigation into Tamim's death, said: "This arrest marks a significant development in our investigation.
"Officers have been working tirelessly to bring justice to Tamim and his family and I continue to urge anyone with information that could aid the investigation to come forwards.
"We are aware of footage relating to this murder being posted on social media and remind the public that any video captures or images may be very important to our investigation.
"Tamim’s family is reeling from the shock of his death. I urge the public to consider their feelings and respect their privacy as they struggle to come to terms with their loss."
Anyone with information should call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting 5748/05Jul, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Footage can be submitted here.
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