The 14-year-old lad, named locally as Fares Maatou, was stabbed in the head outside a pizza restaurant while defending his friend in East London.
The youngster was knifed in the head in broad daylight just before 4pm.
And the 14-year-old’s father is “critically ill” in hospital with Covid, according to a friend of his devastated family.
His friend says the teenage victim stepped in to protect him during a row before he was stabbed to death on the busy road.
The “kind” teen was also hit over the head with a metal pole as the thugs stole his electric scooter, according to witnesses.
Speaking last night of the attack in Canning Town, the pal who was with Fares told of his final moments.
He wrote online: “If you knew Fares you would know he was never involved in anything.
“You died protecting me bro, where I saw you get stabbed and you dropped I looked at you bro thinking they really got him, most f****** part was they even took his scooter.
“Rest in perfect paradise my bro, love you forever.”
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