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Three Nigerian brothers lose their lives to gang violence in London

London’s latest stabbing victim has been named as the third brother from one family to be murdered.

David Bello-Monerville, 38, was knifed to death on Tuesday after two groups attacked one another near his home in Barnet.

Two other victims, aged 25 and 34, are still recovering from injuries in hospital.

After finding out the news of the attack, his devastated mother Linda Burke-Monerville rushed to the scene and screamed: ‘Not another son!’, neighbours told the Evening Standard.

They said she and David’s dad, John, were ‘beyond devastated’ at the murder of the third of their seven children.


Six years ago, David was in a car with his 19-year-old brother Joseph Burke-Monerville when he was shot in the head in a case of mistaken identity.

He later died in hospital.

Joseph and his twin brother Jonathan had only been back in Britain for six months after being sent to Nigeria to study by their parents who feared the rising violence levels in London.

And in 1994 a third brother, Trevor Monerville, 26, died after being stabbed by five men in Hackney.

No-one has ever been brought to justice for the murders of Joseph and Trevor, but Nathan Harewood, 27, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary following an investigation into David’s death.

David, who has two sons aged seven and nine, is the fifth person to be murdered in London in the space of six days.

The Met Police are now appealing for any information that could lead to his killer being identified.

Written by Gift Amadi

Gift Eruchi Amadi is a passionate blogger.

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