THIS is the first picture of a Deliveroo driver stabbed to death in North London in the first murder in the capital in 2020.
Taki, 30, who also carried out deliveries for Uber Eats, was on his moped when he was attacked at around 7pm yesterday.
The Algerian driver was declared dead at the scene in Finsbury Park in front of his horrified dad.
It is understood Taki, who has lived in the UK for three years, was the victim of a violent road rage attack.
A fellow delivery driver said: “He was a good man. He doesn’t make any trouble – he works and he goes home and he ends up being killed while he’s working.
“This country is getting worse.
“It’s not safe to work by yourself anymore – what can you do? If someone comes at you with a knife you give them what you have or they are going to stab you.”
Deliveroo confirmed today the victim worked for the company, while Uber Eats said it was “looking into it”.
No arrests have been made an enquiries are ongoing.
RISING KNIFE CRIME
It comes after new Met Police figures showed where people were arrested for carrying blades in London.
London’s knife explosion has fuelled the capital’s highest murder rate in more than a decade with 149 people killed in the capital last year – 90 in stabbing attacks.
Met Police detective John Massey recently said data of non-fatal knife crime can be used by police to predict where future murders will be carried out.
Our knife map reveals how areas in south and east London such as Lambeth, Croydon, Newham and Hackney have become plagued by gangs carrying weapons.
Westminster was the worst blackspot with 212 arrests in the last year. The borough is also the worst in the country for knife attacks.
Stabbings and knife arrests centre around busy pubs and bars in the wealthy West End and spike sharply between 12am and 1am as gangs congregate in the area.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD5934/3Jan.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.