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 face of Rahaan Ahmed Amin, a 16-year-old boy, who was stabbed to death in Newham in 2023.

Name: Rahaan Ahmed Amin

Age: 16

From: Newham

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

Sunday, July 9:

Rahaan Ahmed Amin was found injured in West Ham Park at 5.30pm on July 9.

He was taken to an east London hospital where he died the following on July 10.

Two boys, both 16, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

They were later released without further action.

Monday, July 10:

Another two teens, aged 14 and 16, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

They were subsequently bailed pending further enquiries.

Chief Superintendent Simon Crick, lead for policing in Newham, said: "My thoughts at this time are with the victim’s friends and family. As a father myself I can only imagine the pain they are suffering at this time.

"This incident will send shockwaves through our communities and I appeal to the many people who will have been in the park at the time of the stabbing to come forward and speak to us about what they may have seen."

Wednesday, July 12:

A post-mortem examination which took place on July 12 confirmed Rahaan died from a stab wound to the heart.

Thursday, July 13:

A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was charged with Rahaan’s murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

Wednesday, July 19:

On July 19, a 16-year-old boy, charged with Rahaan’s murder, did not attend his first Crown Court appearance at the Old Bailey before Judge Richard Marks but was represented by a barrister.

The court was told he had refused because he did not want to lose his place at Oakhill youth detention.

Judge Marks continued the hearing in his absence and set a plea hearing for October 3 and a provisional two-week trial from April 29 next year.

The defendant was remanded into custody.

Wednesday, August 2:

A 15-year boy was the sixth to be arrested on August 2 in connection with Rahaan’s stabbing.

He arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to police custody.

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