Teenage boy admits to fatally stabbing schoolgirl on her way to school in South London

London, UK – A tragic incident unfolded in Croydon, south London, where 15-year-old Elianne Andam lost her life after being repeatedly stabbed while on her way to school. The devastating event took place near a bus stop close to the Whitgift shopping centre during the morning rush hour last September.

Recently, a 17-year-old boy confessed to the killing of the young schoolgirl. Appearing via videolink at the Old Bailey in central London, the teenage defendant, whose identity is protected due to his age, pleaded not guilty to murder but admitted to manslaughter. However, prosecutors did not accept the plea, and a trial is set to commence on 25 November at the same court.

The boy also refuted allegations of possessing a blade in a public place. Authorities responded swiftly to the incident on Wellesley Road, arriving within two minutes of receiving the call. Tragically, Elianne, who was stabbed in the neck, was pronounced dead at the scene around 9:20 am.

Elianne, a student at the Old Palace of John Whitgift School, was attacked with a foot-long knife, leaving the community devastated by the senseless tragedy. In the aftermath of her untimely passing, Elianne’s family expressed their profound grief, describing her as the light of their lives – bright, funny, and beloved by many friends with hopes and dreams for the future. As they mourned the loss of their 15-year-old daughter, they emphasized the need for justice in the wake of such a heartbreaking event.