THE family of a teenager murdered six years ago say they are still determined to put his killer behind bars.

Abdulkarim Boudiaf, who lived in South Tottenham, was walking in Broadwater Road when he was approached by a man who shot him in the back of his neck on March 14, 2009 at 10.20pm.

Friends cradled the 18-year-old in their arms near the Elmhurst Pub, in Lordship Lane, but he was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

But more than six years on, the case remains open and his heartbroken parents have issued a fresh appeal in the hopes of finding his killer.

His mother, Wahiba Boudiaf, told of how heartbroken she was when her son died the day before Mother’s Day.

She said: “It was one day before Mother's Day, so you Mothers and Fathers please help me to put his killer in prison to keep your children safe.

"While my son’s killer can still hug his mother, I am hugging a stone."

He had finished his A-levels the summer before and was working part-time, but was looking forward to starting a law degree at Northampton University that September.

Known as Karim to his friends, he supported Arsenal and was a student at White Hart Lane Secondary School, before going to Waltham Forest College.

His father, Noureddine Boudiaf, said in a heartfelt appeal: "When my son was killed, the whole family was completely destroyed. There is a killer running free on the streets.

"We want your help, the help of the public, to put my son’s killer behind bars."

While people were charged and stood trial for his murder, nobody was ever convicted.

Although six years have passed, police hope someone will feel able to come forward who may have been reluctant to do so at the time of the murder.

His brother, Abdurabman Boudiaf, said: "For the sake of dignity, humanity and justice, please come forward and help my family to move forward toward a normal life."

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Chalmers of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command said: "On the evening of the murder, Abdulkarim was in the vicinity of the Elmhurst Public House with friends when, just before 10pm, he was confronted by his killer who shot him twice.

"This murder remains unsolved and those responsible for the murder are still at large. Today I am appealing for new witnesses to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 020 8358 0100 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.