Throughout the month of February, we’re telling the story of the 21 teenagers who were murdered in 2023. Our campaign, The 21, seeks to remember every victim as a young person with a family and their whole life ahead of them. We want to change the culture of kids carrying knives and becoming involved in violence.

This is the story of Anis Omar Zen, a 19-year-old, who was stabbed to death in Harrow in 2023.

Name: Anis Omar Zen

Age: 19

From: Harrow

Here is a timeline of events and everything we know so far about his death:

Monday, September 4:

Anis Omar Zen was found with a stab injury to his chest in Masefield Avenue just after 4.50pm on September 4.

The 19-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after.

Wednesday, September 6:

A 19-year-old man who was arrested near the scene on suspicion of murder.

He was bailed pending further enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Laurence Smith, said: “I am urging anyone with information to come forward and contact us. This murder happened in broad daylight, and I’m certain that it would have been witnessed by people who are yet to speak with officers.

“We are carrying out a review of CCTV footage but I would also ask that if you have a video doorbell, or were driving in the area with a dash cam, please check the footage.

“A crime scene will remain in place over the coming days and we are grateful for the co-operation of residents.

“The motive for this murder remains unclear at this time. We are determined to find the person responsible but we need your help.”

Thursday, September 7:

Saeed Ibrahim, 18, of Stanmore, was arrested on suspicion of Anis’ murder on September 7 and was charged with his murder on September 8.

He was scheduled to appear at Thames Magistrates' Court on September 9.

Newsquest London does not have information on any further developments on this case.