THE heartbroken mum of a teenager who was stabbed to death as he helped a pal get his stolen mobile phone back has paid tribute to her “humble” son.
Anas Mezenner, 17, was attacked by thugs as he rushed to his friend’s aid just yards from his home in Haringey, North London on Tuesday night.
The devastated mum of “quiet and humble” Anas Mezenner, 17, who was fatally stabbed when he went to the aid of pals told how he dreamed of being a pilotCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
Two 16-year-old boys have been arrested over the college student’s killing as cops launched a murder probe.
Terrified witnesses saw the blood-covered teenager crouched on the ground before emergency crews showed up to administer CPR.
Paramedics battled to save Anas the scene, but he died in the early hours of Wednesday morning after being rushed to hospital.
He was the first teenager murdered in London this year, with his grief-stricken mum praising her “lovely” son, who wanted to be a pilot.
‘A LOVELY BOY’
Anas’s mum said: “He did not deserve this at all. He was a lovely boy.
“He was studying media at the moment, but he wanted to be a pilot.
“He was very academic at school. He got all his GCSEs.”
His brother, 21, said Anas was a “humble” teeanger who was studying media at City and Islington College.
The teenager was knifed to death in Haringey, North East LondonCredit: London News Pictures
Anas wanted to be a pilot, his heartbroken family saidCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
He said Anas had gone to see his friends when he was attacked, adding: “There was no need for this to happen.
“He was a very nice and respectful boy. He was a quiet and humble person.
“He was always upstairs playing PlayStation with friends, then he would go to school and come back.
“Then he came to football with me on Mondays and Fridays.”
A horrified friend said Anas helped out at a youth club.
He did not deserve this at all. He was a lovely boy
He added: “He was at home the entire day until his friend called him out because his phone got stolen.
“The phone got stolen so they called their friends out and thought maybe a fist fight to get it back.
“His friends were terrified too. They all ran off and he was the only one who got hurt.”
Witnesses reported a trail of blood on the street where a forensic tent was placed.
Hospitality worker Dario Trentini, 36, said: “I was cycling last when I saw there was a boy leaning back against the fence crouched down.
“He was almost dead, he looked white as a lamb.
“There was blood everywhere and there was a hammer on the floor next to him, like a household hammer.
“Then there was a trail of blood in the next street where I think it must’ve happened.”
The two arrested teenagers are being held in custody.
Detective Chief Inspector Jane Topping, who is leading the investigation, said: “My deepest sympathy is with Anas’ family.
“This is a tragic loss of a young man who was known to be kind and thoughtful, who was enrolled in a local college with a bright future.
“It is a tragic and senseless loss of life. I would appeal to anyone with any information about this murder to share it with the investigation team.”
Forensic officers at the scene of Tuesday’s killingCredit: London News Pictures
Police were called at 9.10pm on Tuesday to West Green Road Credit: @999London