Hainault samurai sword incident: Man charged with murder of Daniel Anjorin, 14, in sword attack appears in court

Hainault samurai sword incident: Man charged with murder of Daniel Anjorin, 14, in sword attack appears in court

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering 14-year-old Daniel Anjorin, who was killed during a sword attack in London.

Marcus Aurelio Arduini Monzo, a Spanish-Brazilian national from Newham, east London, was also charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of grievous bodily harm, aggravated burglary, and possession of a bladed article, the police announced on Wednesday.

Four people were injured, including two Metropolitan Police officers, in Hainault in northeast London on Tuesday.

Monzo, 36, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today and was remanded in custody this morning.

Wearing a grey sweatshirt and grey tracksuit bottoms, he spoke only to confirm his name in the dock.

Chief Magistrate Paul Goldpsring remanded him in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Tuesday if a hearing is not available on Friday.

Daniel Anjorin was a pupil at Bancroft’s private school in Woodford Green – the same school attended by Nottingham attack victim Grace O’Malley-Kumar.

Daniel Anjorin. Pic: Met Police

Floral tribute at floral tributes in Hainault, north east London, where a 14-year-old Daniel Anjorin, was killed in a sword attack on Tuesday . Pic: PA
Floral tributes in Hainault, northeast London, where 14-year-old Daniel Anjorin was killed in a sword attack on Tuesday. Pic: PA

Staff and pupils at the school said that Daniel’s sudden death had left them in “profound shock and sorrow”.

Daniel’s family told Sky News he was “a wonderful child” who was “well loved” and “hard-working” – and that his death “leaves a gaping wound in the family”.

They added: “No family should have to go through what we are experiencing.

“Any family will understand it’s an absolute tragedy.”

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Jaswant Narwal, chief crown prosecutor for CPS London North, said: “Our thoughts remain firmly with the family of Daniel and all those who have been impacted by this horrific incident.

“We remind all concerned that criminal proceedings against the defendant are active and that they have a right to a fair trial.

“It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.”