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Teenager murdered in Stamford Hill was stabbed in chest

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Godwin Lawson was a promising footballer at a sports academy in Oxford

A teenager who was murdered in north London died from a stab wound to the chest, post-mortem tests have shown.

Godwin Nii Lawson, 17, of Enfield, north London, was attacked in Stamford Hill in the early hours of Saturday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two other people, aged 18 and 20, had also been stabbed and are in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Godwin was at the Oxford United Football & Education Academy. The club said he was "popular and dedicated".

Det Ch Insp John Macdonald said: "We know the three victims were attacked in Amhurst Park near to the junction with Durley Road and that the suspects, believed to be at least four suspect males, made off up Durley Road.

Godwin Nii Lawson
Godwin was stabbed in the street

"The area would still have been quite busy at the time of the attack, so we need to speak to anyone who saw what happened."

No arrests have been made.

Nearby residents recalled hearing a commotion at around the time of the incident.

One member of Shomrin, a local neighbourhood watch group, arrived at the scene minutes after the stabbing.

The neighbourhood watch member said he had been told by a friend who witnessed the attack that there had been fighting between the victims and the assailants beforehand.

A statement from Oxford United Football Club said: "Godwin was a popular and conscientious student who worked as hard in the classroom as he did during football training sessions.

"He will be hugely missed by students and staff."



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