Jeroen Ensink stabbing: Man admits ‘vicious’ Holloway killing

PUBLISHED: 11:47 08 September 2016 | UPDATED: 10:01 12 September 2016

Victim: Dr Jeroen Ensink

Victim: Dr Jeroen Ensink


A man today admitted stabbing a Holloway father to death as he posted cards announcing the birth of his baby daughter.

Admitted manslaughter: Timchang Nandap Admitted manslaughter: Timchang Nandap

Dr Jeroen Ensink, 41, was attacked outside his home in Hilldrop Crescent on December 29. He had become a father with his wife, Nadja, only 10 days before.

At the Old Bailey this morning, Timchang Nandap, 23, of Pett Street, Woolwich, pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. This is defined by the Crown Prosecution Service as “abnormality of mental functioning meaning a state of mind different from that of ordinary human beings”.

Nandap will be sentenced at the same court on October 10.

Det Ch Insp Jamie Piscopo, of the Met’s homicide and major crime command, said: “Dr Jeroen Ensink left his home that lunchtime to post a number of cards to friends and family to inform them of the recent birth of his daughter. What should have been the happiest time of Jeroen’s life was ended by the violent and unprovoked actions of Nandap.

Police and forensic officers in Hilldrop Crescent, Holloway, in the aftermath of the stabbing (Picture: Ken Mears) Police and forensic officers in Hilldrop Crescent, Holloway, in the aftermath of the stabbing (Picture: Ken Mears)

“Jeroen had only walked a short distance when he was approached by Nandap, who launched into a vicious attack with a knife. He did not stand a chance, and now, sadly, his daughter will grow up without her father in her life.”

An off-duty police officer had attempted CPR, but Dr Ensink was pronounced dead from multiple stab wounds less than an hour later. The officer later told officers Nandap was holding a large black-handled knife.

Dr Ensink was a senior lecturer in public health engineering at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Police and medics battled to save his life but he was pronounced dead at the scene of the stabbing less than an hour later.

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