Follow Metropolitan Police

Fourth teenager charged following murder of teen in Hackney

News   •   Jun 14, 2019 23:36 BST

Tashaûn Aird

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

[D] a 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of murder this morning, Friday, 14 June, and taken into custody at a south London police station.

He was charged this evening with murder, GBH with intent and possession of an offensive weapon.

He will appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, 15 June at 10:00hrs.

Previously three teenagers have been charged with Tashaûn’s murder.

An 18-year-old male [A] was charged on Monday, 6 May with murder and grievous bodily harm.

A 16-year-old male [B] was charged on Friday, 7 June with the murder of Tashaûn and GBH with intent in relation to a second victim. He was also charged with possession of an offensive weapon and possession of cannabis.

A 15-year-old male [C] who was arrested on Friday, 7 June in connection with the investigation has now been charged with three offences. He was then remanded to appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, 8 June accused of murder, GBH with intent and possession of an offensive weapon.

All three are due to appear in custody at the Old Bailey on Thursday, 25 July.

Police were called to Somerford Grove, N16 at 20:54hrs on Wednesday, 1 May to reports of a stabbing.

Tashaûn 15, was found at the scene suffering from stab injuries and despite the extensive efforts of emergency services, he died at 21:49hrs.

A post-mortem examination was held on Thursday, 2 May and gave the provisional cause of death as a stab wound to the lung.

The Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.

Anyone who can assist police is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 7861/01MAY19 or the incident room on 020 8721 4266. Alternatively tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

If there are any young people who either have information about violence or knife crime, they can visit fearless.org where they can pass on information anonymously. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.

If you need help or information to support someone you suspect is involved in knife crime, or you want assistance yourself, then you can visit www.knifefree.co.uk or LondonNeedsYouAlive.