Eliyanna Wiki – Eliyanna Biography
Eliyanna, the 15-year-old girl was stabbed as she got off a bus after people witnessed a confrontation between a boy and his ex-girlfriend, and the Metropolitan Police continued to question a 17-year-old boy.
Witnesses said a boy tried to give her ex flowers and a love note on the number 60 bus, before chasing her with a machete. She was returning a bag of items after they recently split up, but a fight broke out and he ran after her at a bus stop, according to The Sun. The boy is said to have pulled out a foot-long knife and stabbed the girl after she jumped to the defense of her friend. A bus passenger named Bridget, a mother of two, said: “Everyone panicked. Two bus drivers and a woman were trying to help the girl. “They had stabbed her in the neck and chest. “It seems there was a group of friends when this happened.” Victor Asare, a security worker, added: “A lot of people came, everyone got off the bus. (The suspect) ran. Everyone was crying and screaming. The girl was on the ground.
“We tried to catch him and many people tried to save the girl. I was so surprised that I shuddered. She is someone’s daughter. “I finished working but couldn’t sleep, so I came back. “I wanted to see if the girl was okay.” He said the girl, who was wearing a green jacket, looked as if she “didn’t want the boy to come near” before he stabbed her with a “black, thin, about a foot long” knife. The girl was named locally as Eliyanna. Tributes were paid to the schoolgirl, who was described as “very funny” with a “bright future”. One of the cards left near yesterday’s attack read: “I’m sorry we live in this crazy world, this doesn’t make sense.” Fly high there, my mom will take care of you. RIP beautiful, forever young, taken too soon. Her family rushed to the scene in Croydon, south London, but she died 50 minutes after the stabbing at 8.30 a.m.
Eliyanna was 15 years old.
Croydon stabbing: Eliyanna Death Investigation Report
The suspect fled to New Addington five miles away and was arrested on a tram. The girl was in her GCSE year at Old Palace of John Whitgift, a £19,000-a-year private school. The school said: “We are deeply shocked by the tragic and senseless death of our much loved and valued friend and pupil. “It will take some time for the Old Palace community to come to terms with this terrible news and we will offer support to our pupils as we try to do so. “Above all, we send our love and deepest condolences to the girl’s family at this unimaginably distressing time.” Local youth worker Anthony King, who runs a crime reduction organization in Croydon, said the girl, who was in her GCSE year, “had a bright future ahead of her”. He described her as an “absolutely incredible young lady” and told how others said she was “jovial, very comical.”
He told BBC Radio London that he met the girl’s friends and family after the attack. He said: “This is the fourth or fifth time I have had to look a father in the eye and tell him that his child has died. It’s the worst day of my life and I can’t imagine what that feeling is like [for them]. “The noises and screams I heard this morning will remain in my spirit indefinitely. Please keep the family in your prayers and thoughts.” Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley said: “The senseless murder of a 15-year-old girl on her way to school is beyond comprehension. “It was heartwarming and humbling to meet so many members of the exceptional Croydon community who have come together to support a family now facing the most unimaginable pain.” The 17-year-old has been detained overnight and an update from police is expected today.