Girlfriend of boy, 17, stabbed to death says ‘no amount of memories can fill this void’

A 17-year-old boy who was stabbed to death has been named locally, as his girlfriend says ‘no amount of memories can fill’ the void she is feeling.

Jesse Nwokejiobi died in a daylight knife assault on Saturday in what is suspected to have been a “targeted attack” in Logan’s Meadow, a park in Cambridge.

Police were called to the scene by the ambulance service shortly before 3pm and Jesse was pronounced dead at the scene.

His girlfriend has now spoken out over feeling “broken” after three teenage boys were arrested on suspicion of murder.

Jesse’s girlfriend, 18-year-old Ameliyah Grant, said: “I have no words. There is no amount of memories that will fill this void.

“This is a nightmare, he didn’t deserve this.

“His soul was amazing and he had the kindest heart. I feel blessed to have been a part of his story.

“I’ll miss his smell, his smile, and his beautiful brown eyes. I pray we meet each other in the next life and finish what we started.

“‘He was my best friend, my soulmate, my everything. I can’t believe he’s gone.”

Residents have left flowers, candles and notes at the scene in tribute to the killed teenager.

One wrote: “I love you Jesse. I will always think of you. Love Freya and Brook.”

The police murder investigation is ongoing with police scouring the area with specialist “scientific services” units.

The area remains cordoned off and the pedestrian bridge across the River Cam is still closed to the public.

A 14-year-old boy was arrested at his home in Cambridge at about 11.30pm on Sunday.

Two other boys – a fourteen-year-old and a seventeen-year-old – were both arrested at their homes in South Cambridgeshire around midnight.

Detective Superintendent Carl Foster, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said: “We believe there were members of the public at the scene who spoke with paramedics but left before our officers arrived.”

Locals told Cambridgeshire Live they were concerned and described it as “scary” and “surreal” that a 17-year-old boy was stabbed in their city this weekend.

One woman said: “I have to cross the crime scene to get to places, so it’s nerve-wracking to know that that took place, especially in broad daylight.

“My roommate said he doesn’t feel safe enough to leave the house wearing headphones in case he needs to hear someone running up behind him.

“I know they said it’s a targeted attack but the fact it did happen is scary because it could happen to anyone.”