Postcode gang ‘tried to kill’ London schoolboy, 16, for being on their turf weeks before he was knifed to death – as it’s revealed his family fled area last year after two attacks on their home

A 16-year-old schoolboy stabbed to death by thugs had only weeks earlier been chased by a gang for straying onto their turf, his friend told MailOnline. 

Drekwon Patterson was ambushed by four hooded attackers in Brent, northwest London, around 11.30pm last Thursday.

Police believe they tried to mow him down with a Ford Mondeo before pursuing him on foot, knifing him repeatedly and leaving him to die on the pavement.

Today it emerged that Drekwon’s family had only recently moved house for safety after an attack in November.

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Ty said: ‘It was only a few weeks ago and we were walking back to the estate when some guys stopped us and asked us where we were from.

‘They chased us, screaming they were going to kill us for being in their ends. It happens around here all the time. There’s a lot of post code violence around here.’Drekwon, one of eight children from the Wembley area, was found with stab wounds and pronounced dead the next day, sparking London’s 15th murder probe of the year so far.

Scotland Yard has not yet made any arrests and have launched a hunt for Drekwon’s killers, releasing images of a car and a van in relation to their investigation.

They are appealing for information about a car seen driving from the scene which was later discovered burnt out.

Police believe the four hooded thugs drove the black Ford Mondeo into the teenager before chasing him down Preston Street and knifing him

Police believe the four hooded thugs drove the black Ford Mondeo into the teenager before chasing him down Preston Street and knifing him

The officer said police are also keen to trace the driver of a van which was seen on CCTV stopping briefly near the scene

Drekwon Patterson, 16, was left for dead by the attackers who ambushed him in Brent, northwest London, last Thursday night

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