The mother of a teenager who was stabbed to death in Enfield has said that she has “no words to describe the loss”.

Donovan Allen’s mum described her son as “polite, kind, funny and talented”.

It comes as his murderer, Timothy Adeoye, 20, of no fixed address, was found guilty of murdering the 17-year-old yesterday (May 5).

Police were called to reports of a stabbing in Ayley Croft at 6.10pm on February 7, 2022.

Paramedics at the scene treated Donovan who had been stabbed in the chest.

Despite the best efforts of members of the public and the emergency services, he sadly died at the scene.

A police investigation revealed that on the day of the murder, Adeoye arrived at the flat of three males who were waiting for their friend to arrive.

In order to gain entry to the flat, Adeoye produced a knife and entered the property demanding to know where a friend of Donovan’s was.

While Adeoye was inside the flat a male, who was with Donovan, called and said that he was on his way to the address.

Adeoye took a knife from the kitchen and left the flat to wait for Donovan's friend in the communal area of the building.

As Donovan Allen, and his friend, entered the building and headed toward the flat, Adeoye approached them, wearing a balaclava with a skeleton face on it.

He pulled out a knife and told them to empty their pockets. He took a man bag from Donovan and searched it.

At this point, a neighbour in the communal area shouted at the group to leave or they would call police.

Donovan and his friend turned to leave, but Adeoye followed them. He then stabbed Donovan in the chest causing the injury that claimed his life.

After police traced Adeoye he was charged with the murder of Donovan Allen, one count of robbery, possession of an offensive weapon and threatening a person with a blade in a public place.

He was found guilty of the charges after a trial at the Old Bailey and will be sentenced at a later date.

Donovan’s mother said: “Donovan was polite, kind, funny and talented and he was taken from us for no reason at all. There are no words to describe the loss.

"If I lost a husband, I'd be a widow, and a child that loses their parents is an orphan...but for a sister who has lost her brother and a mother that has lost her only son, there are no words”.