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Detectives arrest fifth teen following murder of Tashaûn Aird, 15, in Hackney

News   •   Jul 04, 2019 21:25 BST

Tashaûn Aird

Detectives investigating the murder of 15-year-old Tashaûn Aird in Hackney have arrested a fifth teenager.


A 14-year-old boy [E] was arrested in connection with Tashaûn’s murder on Wenesday, 3 July, and taken into custody at a south London police station for questioning. He has since been released under investigation. Enquires continue.

Previously four teenagers have been charged with his murder.

A 15-year-old boy [D] charged with murder, s18 grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon appeared at the Old Bailey on Monday, 17 June.

A trial date has been set for Monday, 28 October at the same court.

Previously, three other teenagers were charged with Tashaûn’s murder.

[A] An 18-year-old; a 16-year-old boy [B]; and a 15-year-old boy [C].

They are due to appear for a PTPH at the Old Bailey on Thursday, 25 July.