Throughout the month of February, we’re telling the story of the 21 teenagers who were murdered in 2023. Our campaign, The 21, seeks to remember every victim as a young person with a family and their whole life ahead of them. We want to change the culture of kids carrying knives and becoming involved in violence.

This is the face of Claudyo Jauad Lafayette, a 17-year-old boy, who was stabbed to death in Kilburn in 2023.

Name: Claudyo Jauad Lafayette

Age: 17

From: Kilburn

Here is a timeline of events and everything we know so far about his death:

Friday, July 14:

Emergency services were called to reports of a fight in Granville Road at about 11.20pm on July 14.

Claudyo Jauad Lafayette was found injured and he was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after. 

A second 17-year-old boy was also injured. A woman, aged in her early 20s, received hospital treatment for an injury to her hand and has since been discharged. 

A post-mortem examination found Claudyo died from a stab wound.

Chief Superintendent Dan Knowles, in charge of the North West Command Unit which polices Brent, said: "I know that the community will be shocked by this incident in which a young man has lost his life.

"We shall be working with our colleagues from Specialist Crime to ensure that this investigation proceeds as quickly and thoroughly as possible."

Saturday, July 15:

An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and he was released on bail.

Two days after on July 17, two 18-year-old men were also arrested and released on bail.

Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jolley, who led the investigation, said: “Although we have arrested three people, I am certain that there is more information that will help our investigation.

"I urge anyone who is yet to come forward to please speak with us.

“A birthday party has ended in tragedy, and a family has been left mourning the loss of a young man who had his whole life ahead of him."

Newsquest London does not have information on any further developments on this case.