The Met: Policing London episode two
DCI Luke Marks (above) and his team investigate two brutal murders in Haringey.
The second episode follows the investigations into two brutal murders in Haringey. The first is the murder of 22 year old Kobi Nelson from Tottenham, who was violently stabbed 14 times near his home and died at the scene. Kobi was well known in the community through his work as a youth worker, and detectives believe he was murdered in a random attack. Forensic evidence from a car at the crime scene identifies a 20 year old known gang member from Wood Green as a suspect.
Less than five weeks after Kobi’s murder, 19 year old Kelvin Odunuyi was shot dead at a cinema in Wood Green. Kelvin was privately educated in a school in Leeds and was a good student. His mother noticed a change in his behaviour when the family moved to Wood Green, and she believed he was groomed by gangs in the area.
The case is handed to DCI Luke Marks and his team. One theory is that Kelvin’s murder is part of a feud between two gangs in the borough, a direct retaliation for the murder of Kobi Nelson. The detectives are alive to the fact that further retaliation killings are a real possibility.
As Kobi’s mother makes preparations to bury her son, tensions in the borough remain high. The police are concerned that the funeral will be used by gang members to settle scores. Extra plain-clothed and uniformed officers are deployed on the streets to try to ensure there are no more killings.
Behind the scenes
DCI Luke Marks featured in the second episode and has shared his experience of working as a homicide detective and filming with the BBC.
Helping tackle violent crime
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Met renew appeals
Detectives investigating the murders of three young people in north London last year are renewing their appeals for information to trace outstanding suspects still at large.
Episode two of the current BBC One documentary, ‘The Met: Policing London’, broadcast on 10 October featured the brutal murders and the subsequent investigations.