A teenage boy has been charged with the murder of Ayub Hassan, who was stabbed three times in the chest outside a Waitrose in West Kensington.
The boy is set to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court later today.
Ayub Hassan – who had a brother, 9, and a sister, 11 – was described by his family as a ‘victim’ of gang violence since he was aged 12.
He was fatally stabbed near a Waitrose by West Kensington tube station in London at around 2pm on Thursday.
Police said a formal identification of the victim is yet to take place but confirmed him to be Ayub Hassan.
A post-mortem examination is set to take place on Sunday.
MailOnline asked police if the killing was ‘gang related’ but officers said they were ‘keeping an open mind’.
Mr Hassan’s mother, Siraad Aden, 38, collapsed when she heard that her son had been killed.
Later she told The Standard through tears at the family home on the White City estate in nearby Shepherd’s Bush: ‘He wasn’t only a son, he was my best friend. We want justice.’