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 Taye Faik, a 16-year-old boy, who was stabbed to death near his home in Edmonton in 2023. 

Name: Taye Faik 

Age: 16 

From: Edmonton 

Here is everything we know so far about his death:  

Taye Faik was stabbed to death on Sunday, October 1. 

Officers were called to reports of a stabbing on Kendal Gardens at 11.27pm. 

Despite the efforts of the emergency services, Taye died at the scene. 

A post-mortem examination held three days later confirmed he died as a result of sharp force trauma to the chest. 

Two men have been charged with his murder: 

Josiah James Sempter, 18, of Cromie Close in Edmonton 

Bernard Carroll, 21, of Church Street in Edmonton 

A 16-year-old girl, who cannot be named, was arrested on November 3 and has also been charged with Taye’s murder. 

Speaking to MyLondon, Taye’s uncle Altough Faik said: “He was a beautiful boy. We are devastated. 

“He had a bright future ahead of him. He hasn’t been given the chance to flourish like he would have. 

“He was always smiling and was a pleasure to be around. He managed to get to his house after being stabbed. These boys must lay down these knives. 

“All I can imagine is the look on his face as he was stabbed. I keep playing it over and over in my mind.” 

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