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Man stabbed to death at Notting Hill Carnival was rapper TKorStretch from Bristol

Man stabbed to death at Notting Hill Carnival was rapper TKorStretch from Bristol

Takayo Nembhard had more than 300,000 plays on one of his songs on Spotify, and nearly 11,000 monthly listeners. His manager said he was “close to greatness”.

A man stabbed to death at the Notting Hill Carnival on Monday was Takayo
Nembhard, 21, a rapper from Bristol, his manager said. Takayo was described as a ‘talented kid’ by his manager.

The rapper’s manager Chris Patrick said in a statement: ‘He went to Carnival with his younger sister and friends to have a good time.‘This is the worst possible ending for a talented kid.’

On Instagram, he wrote: ‘2 years ago a young 19-Year-old man came from Bristol to meet me at my Studio with his dad, his name was Takayo Nembhard AKA TkorStretch.

‘That meeting took us on a journey… we recorded some great music together. His talent was endless and I can tell you guys he was close to greatness!

‘So it’s with a heavy heart that I bring the news that Takayo (TKorStretch) passed away last night.

Forensics officers at the scene in Ladbroke Grove

‘He came from Bristol to simply have a good time at the London carnival and this is the end result!

‘My deepest condolences to TK’s Mother & Father his Brother, 2 Sisters, Girlfriend, and child that will never meet his father!

‘TK was a good kid, a good guy, and what has happened breaks my heart…

‘Rest in peace, my Friend.’

Mr. Nembhard had also been a talented schoolboy footballer, spending time as an academy player for Bristol Rovers.

In a statement, the club said: ‘Bristol Rovers are deeply saddened to learn of the death of former academy player Takayo Nembhard.

‘The club would like to pass on its condolences to Takayo’s family and friends at this difficult time.’

Commander of Local Policing, Dr. Alison Heydari, said: ‘The atmosphere over the past two days has been largely positive and good-natured as carnival should be.

‘Regrettably, on Monday evening we saw a number of violent incidents and a 21-year-old man lost his life.

‘Our thoughts are with his family as they come to terms with their terrible loss.

A murder investigation was launched after the stabbing on Monday night, and police are appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

Police officers guard the scene on Ladbroke Gove in Notting Hill

Dr. Alison Heydari, commander of local policing, said: “There were hundreds of people in the immediate vicinity when this incident took place.

“I would urge anyone who saw anything, who has video footage or who has any other information that could assist officers, to come forward.”

The carnival, held for the first time since the pandemic, descended into chaos on Monday night. Police said 209 arrests had been made at the carnival by early Tuesday.

Author: Linda .R. Jones

London, UK

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