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Second charge in Newham murder

News   •   Sep 11, 2019 16:54 BST

Another charge has been brought in connection with the murder of a teenager in Newham.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service to Byford Close, E15 at 18:45hrs on Tuesday, 3 September following a report of a fight in progress.

Officers attended and found Michael Irving, who was aged 15 and from Woolwich, suffering from stab injuries.

Despite the efforts of medics, Michael was pronounced dead at the scene at 19:48hrs.

Next of kin were informed and continue to be supported by specially trained officers.

A post-mortem examination was conducted at East Ham Mortuary on Thursday, 5 September and found the cause of death to have been consistent with knife wounds.

A 16-year-old boy [A] was arrested on suspicion of murder on Tuesday, 3 September. On Thursday, 5 September he was charged with the murder and appeared the following day at Stratford Magistrates’ Court – he was remanded in custody to next appear at the Old Bailey on Friday, 13 September.

On Tuesday, 10 September, a 15-year-old boy [B] was also arrested on suspicion of murder - he was charged with the murder to appear at Stratford Youth Court the following day.

He was remanded to appear at the Old Bailey on Friday, 13 September.

Officers continue to appeal for information.

Anyone with information that could help the investigation can call the Incident Room direct on 020 8345 3715, on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 6616/3 Sept.

If you have information that could assist the investigation, but don’t want to speak to police, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They do not ask for your name and cannot trace your call or I.P address.