Five teenagers as young as 14 have been arrested in connection with the murder of a 15-year-old earlier this month.
Jacob Abraham had been giving food to the homeless hours before he was stabbed to death in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire.
Three 14-year-old boys and two 15-year-old boys, all from Enfield, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in police custody.
The youngster, who was 10 days away from celebrating his 16th birthday, left his home in Waltham Cross between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on December 7 having received a number of calls.
He was then stabbed in a nearby service road and attempted to run home, but never arrived.
Jacob Abraham was found with multiple stab wounds by his brother Isaac, 19, in his home town of Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire on Thursday December 7.
Officers have now released CCTV of the teenage boxer buying bread in Iceland on the High Street in the town.
He had went home to help his mother prepare sandwiches before they went to their church in Edmonton and handed out the food to the homeless.
Officers have released CCTV of the teenage boxer buying bread in Iceland on the High Street in Waltham Cross hours before he was stabbed to death
After distributing food to the homeless Jacob was later found stabbed to death by his brother
Jacob Abraham (pictured) was stabbed to death hours after distributing food to the homeless
Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit have now launched a murder investigation
Paramedics fought to save him but Jacob was pronounced dead at 10.15pm.
The youngster lived with his mother, a younger sister, his brother Isaac and an older brother, who is 26.
The spot where he was found by his older brother was just 200 yards from his family’s home.
Detective Chief Inspector Jerome Kent, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said: ‘This poignant footage shows Jacob running an errand for his mother before they both committed an act of kindness in giving sandwiches to the homeless.
‘Just hours later, Jacob had been murdered.
‘This is an especially upsetting case due to Jacob’s young age, and my officers are doing all they can to establish who is responsible for his murder.
The spot where Jacob was found by Isaac last Thursday is just 200 yards from his family’s home
‘We have gathered witness accounts, are looking at hours of CCTV footage and our enquiries are continuing but again I appeal to the community to come forward and tell us what they have seen, and what they know.
‘We are especially keen to speak to any young people who may have been in the area of Hurst Drive between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on December 7, and also any residents who witnessed a group of teenagers in the area, or running from the scene.
‘Did you hear any conversations that may be helpful to our investigation?
‘I strongly believe the clues to why Jacob has been murdered lies within the community of Waltham Cross, and I urge those who have information and have not yet spoken to us to please come forward.
‘Help us give Jacob’s family the answers they deserve.’
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