Taxi driver knifed to death ‘by his own passenger’ outside school

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A taxi driver was stabbed to death in his vehicle outside a school, with police now searching for the suspect.

They attacked Gabriel Bringye, 37, around 7.20pm on Jarrow Road in Tottenham, north London, on Wednesday, February 17.

Friends told the MailOnline that he was targeted by a passenger he had picked up using the Bolt mobile app, and that nothing was stolen.

The victim was originally from Romania, and had worked in the capital as a minicab driver since 2015.

Mr Bringye, from Leyton, East London, had been planning to marry his fiancee Mara later this year.

A friend said: “The wedding plans had been put on hold due to Covid but Gabriel was hopeful him and Mara could marry this year.

“It's an awful tragedy. He was the nicest, most gentle human being you could meet. He wouldn't harm a fly. We are all in shock.

“We don't know if he perhaps got into an argument with a passenger and was stabbed because of that. I can't believe why anyone would want to hurt him.

“He didn't have children himself but he doted on his sister's children. He was a great uncle and very close to his brother and sister, who lived near him.

“We don't know many details yet, he was working last night and was killed just after he had picked up a fare apparently.”

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His sister Magdalena Renata Bringye has since set up a GoFundMe page to cover the costs of bringing his body home – and has already raised nearly £10,000.

Police are now appealing for information about the latest murder, with no arrests yet made.

Scotland Yard said in a statement: "Officers would like to hear from anyone who noticed anything unusual in the area around Jarrow Road on 17 February, or who knows anything about this incident.

"Anyone with information should call 101 providing the reference CAD6202/17FEB.

"Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111."

The Daily Star has approached Bolt for comment.

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