In broad daylight on Wellesly Road in Croydon, a large town in South London, a 15-year-old girl was fatally stabbed.
The victim, known as Elianne Andam, is said to be of Ghanaian descent since both of her parents are natives of that country.
On September 27, 2023, Elianna was purportedly on her way to school with a friend when they were approached with flowers by the friend’s ex-lover as they got off the bus.
Elainne, a student at John Whitgift School’s Old Palace, was allegedly protecting her companion from the attacker, a guy they knew, when she was stabbed in the neck with a foot-long knife.
A statement from the Metropolitan Police sighted by 1Family Radio read, “Elianne Andam was on her way to school when she was attacked in Wellesley Road at approximately 08:30 hrs on Wednesday, September 27.’’
“Officers were at the scene within two minutes of the call being received. They worked with emergency service colleagues to provide first aid. Despite their efforts, the 15-year-old sadly died at the scene.’’
A statement issued on behalf of Elianne’s family was noted: “We, as a family, are struggling to comprehend this painful tragedy that has happened to our beautiful daughter and beloved sister Elianne.’’
“Our hearts are broken by the senseless death of our daughter. Elianne was the light of our lives. She was bright and funny, with many friends who all adored her.’’
“We ask the media to please respect our privacy as we try to grieve the short life of our beautiful child,’’ it stated.