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Couple loses three sons to gang violence in London

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Linda Burke-Monerville and John have been left devastated after losing three of their sons to gang violence in north London.

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38-year old David Bello-Monerville who was knifed to death on Tuesday after two groups attacked one another near his home in Barnet, is said to be the third brother from one family to be murdered.

Six years ago, his brother, Joseph, was shot in the head in a car. In 1994, another of his siblings, Trevor, 26, died after being stabbed in Hackney.

His mother rushed to the scene sobbing and shouting: “Not another son!”, according to neighbours.

Six years ago, David was in a car with his 19-year-old twin brothers, Joseph and Jonathan, when a gunman fired three times. None of the brothers’ killers have so far been brought to justice, but Nathan Harewood, 27, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary following an investigation into David’s death.

The set of twins had returned to Britain just six months before the murder, to start a degree in forensic science at London Metropolitan University.

They had gone to Nigeria to study because of their parents’ fears over youth violence in north London.

Joseph and Jonathan were the youngest of seven children – Joseph was the last born. Superintendent Tim Alexander said: “Our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this very difficult time.

This is such a tragic loss of life and we urge anyone with information to come forward.”

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