Today we remember the 15-year-old schoolgirl who was stabbed to death one month ago today in Croydon.

Elianne Andam was on her way to school when she was attacked in Wellesley Road at 8.30am on September 27.

It is claimed her attacker wearing a mask and gloves had removed a large knife from his waistband and stabbed Elianne repeatedly.

As he fled the scene, others attempted to administer first aid but Elianne could not be saved.

A 17-year-old boy was charged with murder and possession of a knife and will face a murder trial in the spring.

He was arrested in New Addington at 9.45am the same day.

Prosecutor Alison Morgan KC said: “It was, the prosecution allege, a brutal attack.”

The defendant wore a black sweater and grey jogging bottoms and sat between officers in the dock.

Judge Mark Lucraft KC set a plea hearing for December 19 and a provisional trial from April 29.

He said the case would be heard at the Old Bailey most likely before Judge Richard Marks KC.

The defendant was remanded into youth detention accommodation.

Members of Elianne’s family sat in the well of the court during the half-hour long hearing.

Previously, they have said in a statement: “We as a family are struggling to comprehend this painful tragedy that has happened to our beautiful daughter and beloved sister Elianne. Our hearts are broken.

“Elianne was a beautiful person inside and out who loved Jesus. She was intelligent, thoughtful, kind and had a bright future ahead.

"It is our request that you keep our cherished daughter Elianne and our family in your thoughts and prayers.”

Elianne was the 15th teenage victim of homicide in London so far this year.