Israel Ogunsola: Boy charged with murder of Clapton teen as police continue appeal

Israel Ogunsola.

Israel Ogunsola. - Credit: Archant

A teenager has been charged with the murder of Israel Ogunsola off Morning Lane last week – but police are still appealing for information about another suspect.

A police tent and tape on Morning Lane at the junction with Link Street after the fatal stabbing. Pi

A police tent and tape on Morning Lane at the junction with Link Street after the fatal stabbing. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

The 17-year-old, who was arrested shortly after the stabbing on Wednesday night, appeared before magistrates on Saturday and will next appear at the Old Bailey tomorrow. He cannot be named for legal reasons.

Detectives are also looking to trace a “young black male” who was at the scene wearing black clothes, and have urged people with information to come forward.

Israel, 18, lived in Clapton and was attacked while riding his bike to meet friends at the junction of Link Street and Morning Lane.

Police officers rushed to help him at about 8pm but he died at the scene. A post-mortem found he died of stab wounds.

The 17-year-old was also charged with possession of an offensive weapon. A second boy, 17, who was also arrested on suspicion of murder on Wednesday, has been bailed until mid-April.

Det Con Insp Paul Considine from the Met’s murder squad said: “Whilst we have one male appearing in court charged with Israel’s murder, another remains at large.

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“We are particularly keen to trace a second suspect described as a young black male wearing black clothing who was at the scene of the murder.

“There are people in the area who know what happened that have yet to call police. Their information is vital to building a clearer picture of what took place, securing important evidence and apprehending everyone involved.

“We need you to call. A young man with his whole life ahead of him has been murdered and his grieving family deserve answers and justice.”

Anyone with information can call 020 8345 3734 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.