Arsenal lead tributes to Hainault attack victim Daniel Anjorin at Emirates Stadium

Arsenal have led tributes to Daniel Anjorin, the teenager who was fatally stabbed as he walked to school in London.

Daniel, a 14-year-old Arsenal fan, was attacked with a sword in Hainault, east London, and suffered fatal wounds to his neck and chest.

The club showed his picture on the big screens at the Emirates Stadium before their Premier League game against Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.

During the match there was also a scheduled moment of applause in the 14th minute, with a banner reading “RIP Daniel” held up by the crowd.

It came as a fundraiser set up for his family has raised more than £120,000 in three days.

More than 7,000 people have donated to the page, with one person writing: “We didn’t know you but we were so sad to hear this and it has touched us. Daniel, you are the brightest shiniest star. Your legacy will live on. RIP.”

The home crowd paid tribute to their fellow Arsenal supporter. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/EPA

Daniel died on Tuesday morning when an armed man went on a violent rampage. Four people, including two police officers, were also injured.

Marcus Aurelio Arduini Monzo, a dual Spanish-Brazilian national living in Newham, was charged with murdering the teenager. He appeared at Westminster magistrates court on Thursday.

He is due to appear at the Old Bailey on Tuesday.

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

“No family should have to go through what we are experiencing today,” they told the broadcaster. “Any family will understand it’s an absolute tragedy.”

Staff and pupils at Bancroft’s, an independent school, said they had been left in “profound shock and sorrow” at his death.

A statement said: “We are devastated by the heartbreaking news of the death of Daniel Anjorin, who attended our school. This has left us in profound shock and sorrow.

“Daniel joined Bancroft’s at seven years old and quickly became a core member of our community.

“He was a true scholar, demonstrating commendable dedication to his academic pursuits.His positive nature and gentle character will leave a lasting impact on us.”

The school was also hit by tragedy last summer after its former pupil Grace O’Malley-Kumar was stabbed to death in Nottingham as she tried to save her friend Barnaby Webber from a knife attacker.

The Guardian