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Fourth charge in Camden murder

News   •   Sep 17, 2019 16:40 BST

[Bright Akinleye]

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of Bright Akinleye in Camden have charged a fourth man with his murder.

[O] Silas Loko, 26, (03.10.92) of Kinglake Estate, SE17, was arrested on Thursday, 12 September and charged with murder; he appeared in custody at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court the next day.

He was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey.

Those previously charged are:

[L] Tashan Brewster, 31, (04.04.88) of Kennington Park Road, SE11, who was arrested on Wednesday, 20 February and charged with murder.

[M] Abdoulie Ceesay, 28, (18.03.91) and [N] Oliver Petts, 29, (04.01.90) both of no fixed address, but from south east London, appeared in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 7 August charged with murder.

A trial date has been set for all four at the Old Bailey on Monday, 27 January 2020.

Eleven further people have been arrested in connection with the investigation, eight have been released with no further action and three have been released under investigation.

Bright, who was aged 22, walked into a hotel in Euston Street, Camden shortly before 22:45hrs on Monday, 18 February suffering from stab injuries.

Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service and he was pronounced dead at the scene at 23:31hrs.

Enquiries have established that he entered the lobby of the hotel from the street and then collapsed.

A post-mortem examination carried out on Wednesday, 20 February found the cause of death to be a stab wound to the leg.

Homicide detectives from the Specialist Crime Command investigate.