Heartbroken mum of disabled teen, 17, knifed to death on London street says he was 'run over then stabbed' as woman held

THE heartbroken mum of a disabled 17-year-old boy says he was run over then stabbed to death while waiting to meet friends.

Levi Earnest-Morrison was knifed just yards from his home in Sydenham, South East London, on Saturday night.

A 36-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murdering the teen, who suffered from autism and nerve damage.

Levi's devastated mum Bonnie believes her son's disability, which caused him to walk with a crutch, meant he couldn't run away and made him a "target".

She claims Levi was run over by a woman then stabbed to death by a second suspect as he waited for his friends.

Bonnie added: "He couldn’t go too far hence why he got into a situation.

“We know that my son was disabled and he was like a target."


The mum says Levi was a "kind" boy who helped his neighbours and one day dreamed of building a family a home in the Caribbean.

But she said he was "conscious" about his looks due to his alopecia, which meant he didn't often go out.

He also suffered from a foot drop due to nerve damage and attended a local support group.

Paying tribute, she added: "He was a beautiful boy with a beautiful heart.

“We are very much grieving at the moment. I am in shock, but I have to be strong for my younger ones.

“He was a beautiful person. You can ask anyone from his key worker to his school to the children to my neighbours.

“I am his mother. He was a special case and he was a very special boy.

“He was not a loudmouth boy, he wasn’t a nasty boy. He was very well mannered.

“My son was not in a gang and he didn’t even like drill music. My son was not like that.”

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family with funeral costs – with 20 per cent of the money raised given to the Lives Not Knives charity.


Emergency crews were scrambled to Hazel Grove at around 7.30pm on Saturday.

They discovered Levi suffering from a stab wound and he was declared dead at the scene shortly after.

A post-mortem gave a cause of death as a stab wound leading to catastrophic bleed.

Detective Chief Inspector Mick Norman, who is leading the investigation, said: "We are appealing for anyone who was in the area on Saturday evening to come forward and speak with us.

"One piece of information, no matter how small, could prove vital in us being able to provide Levi’s family with the answers they need.”

Anyone with information has been urged to call police on 101, providing the reference CAD6072/10APR.

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