Boy, 15, arrested after cab driver, 37, found stabbed to death in his car

Boy, 15, arrested after cab driver, 37, found stabbed to death in his car

A teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a man found stabbed in a car in north-east London.

Gabriel Bringye, 37, was found unresponsive in a vehicle on Jarrow Road, Tottenham, at around 7.20pm on Wednesday evening.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at 8pm.

The Metropolitan Police said a suspect, 15, had been arrested on suspicion of the killing on Friday afternoon.

He was further arrested on suspicion of robbery relating to a separate offence, the force said.

Gabriel’s post-mortem was due to take place at Haringey Mortuary on Friday.

The Met said his next of kin have been informed of his death and are being supported by officers.

Gabriel, originally from Romania, had been in Britain for 13 years and had worked as a cab driver in London since 2015.

He planned to marry his fiancée Mara later this year, heartbroken relatives said.

Gabriel’s devastated sister has launched a fundraiser to help return his body to his birth country to be with his parents.

She wrote: “Please help us take Gabriel home, to be with his parents, in the country where he was born and he would have wanted to go back one day but not like that.”

The tragic death has also sparked calls for greater safety provisions for private hire drivers.

Yaseem Aslam, President of App Drivers and Couriers Union, said: “My heart goes out to the family of Gabriel Bringye at this sad time.

“The assault and abuse of private hire drivers has become far too common place in London whilst Transport for London (TfL) and the Met Police have done far too little to address the problem.

“We are now calling for a complete organisational overhaul at TfL and the Met Police Cab Enforcement Unit so that driver safety and security is appropriately prioritised.”