Police documented in their investigations into two notable violent crime cases in latest BBC documentary.

Two Haringey related homicide cases were documented in Thursday (October 11) episode of the BBC One programme which highlights the rising crime rate in 2018, The Met: Policing London.

Camera crews followed front line officers and detectives who investigated homicides, sexual offences and more in 2018 for the series narrated by actor Lennie James, showing the behind-the-scenes as detectives uncover vital information for various cases.

The latest episode of the series, broadcasted on October 11, features the investigations of the homicides of Kwabena ‘Kobi’ Nelson, 22, in Tottenham and Kelvin Odunuyi, 19, in Wood Green.

The two cases followed homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime (North) team as they pieced together clues for the currently open investigations.

Det Supt Luke Marks, who features in the documentary, noted that crime has not gone up within the areas of Enfield and Haringey. He said: “Local police in Haringey are working to reduce violent crime in the local area. There is always a different option to not commit crime, but people who do choose to offend can expect the full force of the Met Police.”

While both cases remain open, the programme which aired at 9pm previewed an in-depth look to the cases.

The Kobi Nelson investigation:

On February 3, 2018, police were called at 1:30am to Kemble Road at the junction of St Mary’s Close, Tottenham to reports of a stabbing. Mr Nelson was found suffering serious stab injuries when police and ambulance services attended the scene, unfortunately he was shortly pronounced dead.

Neron Quartey, 21, of north London was identified through detective’s enquiries and arrested on February 9, 2018. He was charged just the next day with murder.

After a trial, Quartey was found guilty of the murder on August 16, 2018 and sentenced on the same day to life imprisonment to serve a minimum of 26 years.

At the Old Bailey, the court heard that immediately before the murder, a black Honda Civic driven by Quartey deliberately crashed into a car driven by Mr Nelson in Kemble Road. All occupants in the car got out of the vehicle carrying poles and knives to attack Mr Nelson.

Two men aged 18 and 19, and a teenage girl, 16, were also arrested in Haringey on February 3 as part of the investigation, however they were both released under investigation.

DCI Simon Stancombe of the Met’s Specialist Crime (North) who leads the investigation, said: “Kobi was outnumbered and set upon with such savagery and weaponry meant that he stood little chance and unfortunately succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

"His family will never forget the sad end to his life and are still devastated by this tragedy. They have shown courage through Quartey’s trial however, there is still more to endure. One person has been found guilty of Kobi’s murder, but we know that others were involved.

“My team remain dedicated to pursuing Quartey’s accomplices and bringing them to justice.”

Tracy Anaafi, sister-in-law to Kobi said, “Our family continues to grieve, time doesn’t heal, it gets worse. It’s the occasions, Christmas, birthdays where Kobi is missed the most.”

The Kelvin Odunuyi investigation:

Mr Odunuyi instead died from a gunshot to the head on March 8, 2018, after armed police were called to Hollywood Green, High Road, at 12:32am to reports of a shooting.

He was taken to hospital by London Ambulance hospital and died a short while later.

The investigation, which continues today, saw a 21-year-old man arrested on March 11, 2018, in suspicion of murder during an armed operation. He was later released under investigation pending further investigations.

Again, DCI Simon Stancombe led the investigation for this case. He said: “Our officers remain committed to bringing them justice through catching whoever is responsible for Kelvin’s murder but we need help from the community to provide us with any information, no matter how small.

"Enquiries have led us to believe that a pillion passenger on a moped that had mounted the pavement fired several shots in Kelvin's direction before speeding off. We need to know who was on that moped.”

Anyone with information about either cases are asked to call police on 020 8358 0200 or via 101.

Information can also be passed on one hundred per cent anonymously to Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

To watch the episode, you can visit BBC iPlayer, with new episodes of this series being broadcasted on BBC One on Thursday's at 9pm.