Croydon: Mourners lay flowers and gather for vigil to teenager stabbed to death on way to school

Mourners were seen laying flowers as they gathered for a vigil on Thursday night to pay respect to a teenager stabbed to death in Croydon.

Elianne Andam, 15, was killed as she made her way to school in south London on Wednesday morning (27 September), with members of the public rushing to try to save her.

Her family visited the scene on Thursday as crowds gathered outside the police cordon.

Prayers were said and a tribute to Elianne was read on the family’s behalf.

“We as a family are struggling to comprehend this painful tragedy,” it said.

“Our hearts are broken.”