Idris Elba calls for crackdown after schoolgirl Elianne Andam, 15, stabbed to death in Croydon
The Metro says Idris Elba has sent his support to the family of schoolgirl Elianne Andam as he called for ‘tougher deterrents and punishments’ to be enforced on those who carry weapons.
The 15-year-old was fatally stabbed in the neck with a foot-long knife in Croydon, south London, when she was on her way to school on Wednesday (September 27).
A 17-year-old boy, who knew the victim, was later arrested and was charged with her murder on Friday. The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will appear in court later today.
London-born actor Elba, 51, wrote in a post on Instagram on Thursday: ‘Sending my condolences to the family of Elianne Andam at this very sad time.