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Fourth teen charged with murder following Hackney stabbing

PUBLISHED: 11:45 19 January 2015 | UPDATED: 11:50 19 January 2015

A 17-year-old girl has been charged with murdering Jeremie Malenge, who was stabbed to death in Homerton (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

A 17-year-old girl has been charged with murdering Jeremie Malenge, who was stabbed to death in Homerton (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

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A fourth teenager has been charged with murder following the stabbing of 17-year old Jeremie Malenge in Homerton.

Ponsford Street in Hackney where 17-year-old Jeremie Malenge was stabbedPonsford Street in Hackney where 17-year-old Jeremie Malenge was stabbed

The 17-year-old boy appeared at Stratford Youth Court on Friday and was next due to appear in custody at the Old Bailey today.

A 17-year-old girl and a 14-year old boy from Hackney, and a 17-year-old boy from Redbridge have already been charged with murder.

They will appear in custody at the Old Bailey for a plea and case management hearing on April 1.

Jeremie Malenge was stabbed to death in Ponsford Street at 11.40pm, following an altercation with three or four male youths in a shop in Homerton High Street, police investigators believe.

It is understood that Jeremie, from Arcola Street, Hackney, was questioned by police less than an hour before he was killed, and the Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating the Met’s prior contact with the victim.

Jeremie was a former pupil of the Petchey Academy in Shacklewell Lane.


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