Five to Appear at the Old Bailey for Murder of 14 Year-Old Stab Victim No. 25 in Knife Crime Britain
Three youths were today remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey 3rd October in connection with the murder of 14 year-old Shaquille Maitland-Smith.
Three teenagers appeared in court today charged with the murder of 14-year-old Shaquille Smith from east London.
Smith was stabbed to death outside his home in Hackney on August 30 during a fight.
George Amponsah, 18, and two boys aged 16 and 17 who cannot be named, all from east London, faced Thames magistrates court and were remanded in custody. They will appear at the Old Bailey on October 3.
Last week, Godiow Dufeal, 19, of east London, and a 16-year-old boy who cannot be named were charged in connection with Smith's murder. They will appear at the Old Bailey on October 3.[/q]
A third teenager is due to appear in court tomorrow morning together with two others (Monday) in addition to the two youths already charged. A total of five have been charged so far.
A sixteen year-old boy appeared in court last week charged with the murder of 14 year-old Hackney school boy. Shaquille Smith, who was knifed in the stomach last week and died in his mother's arms. His sister was also stabbed and injured. A 21 year-old man is also being held in custody over the incident.
Two more teenagers have been charged today with the murder, one 18 and one 17. Shaquille is believed to have been a victim of a "post code" turf war involving a gang known as nearby "London Fields Boys".
The schoolboy was killed while sitting on a bench outside his home in Hackney, east London, last weekend.
George Amponsah, 18, of Greenwood Road, east London, and a 17-year-old from the Hackney area will appear before Thames Magistrates on Monday.
Two others charged with Shaquille's murder - Godiowe Dufeal, 19, of Well Street, east London, and a 16-year-old boy who cannot be named - appeared in court earlier this week.
Dufeal and the 16-year-old were remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on October 3.
Shaquille, who had been due to go back to school this week to start his GCSE studies, was stabbed in the stomach and died in hospital.
He was the 25th teenager to die in attacks in London this year.