Drekwon Patterson was killed in a ‘tragic murder’ in London on Thursday night (Picture: PA)
A teenage boy who was stabbed to death is believed to have had a car driven at him before he was chased by four people and killed.
Drekwon Patterson, 16, was found with stab injuries on a shopping parade in Brent, north-west London, on Thursday night.
He was given emergency treatment on the roadside before being rushed to hospital but the teenager died on Friday morning.
No arrests have yet been made over Drekwon’s killing and police have now released images of a car and a van in the hopes it will help their investigation.
They are appealing for information about the black Ford Mondeo which was seen leaving the scene shortly after 11.30pm, before it was later found burnt out.
Investigators believe the suspects attempted to injure Drekwon by driving towards him.
Police are appealing to anyone who saw a black Ford Mondeo driving away from the scene (Picture: PA)
Drekwon passed away in hospital on Friday morning (Picture: PA)
They say the teenager, from Wembley, then tried to run away but was chased by four suspects who had got out the car. They eventually caught up with Drekwon and fatally knifed him.
Police are also keen to trace the driver of a van which was seen on CCTV stopping briefly near the scene and are appealing for the motorist to come forward as a witness.
Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard said: ‘I need to hear from any witnesses or anyone with information about this tragic murder – if you know anything that may be significant, please get in touch.
‘In particular, I need to find out more information about a car – a black Ford Mondeo, using registration number YR54 NHN – which was seen on CCTV driving away from the scene and found burnt out in Silver Jubilee Park, NW9 on Friday 19 February.
Police also appealed to the driver of a white van spotted near the scene (Picture: PA)
‘I believe this car was used in an initial attempt to injure Drekwon in a collision on Preston Road.
‘After the Mondeo had been driven at him, Drekwon ran away and was chased by four suspects who had got out of the car, before being caught and fatally stabbed.’
He said the car is a ‘key line of inquiry’ and described it as ‘a fairly large vehicle and quite old, so it would have been noticed’.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 020 8721 4622 or 101.
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