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Fifth person charged with the murder of 15-year-old in Woolwich

News   •   Jul 14, 2021 09:44 BST

Tamim Ian Habimana

Detectives investigating the murder of a 15-year-old boy in Woolwich have charged a fifth person.

[E] Daryl Bethel 19 (09.10.01) of Gravesend, Kent, was charged with the murder of Tamim Ian Habimana yesterday (Tuesday, 14 July).

He has also been charged with the attempted murder of another 15-year-old and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

He is due to appear at Bromley Magistrates Court today (Wednesday, 14 July).

Three other teenagers- a 15-year-old boy [A] a 14-year-old boy [B] and a 15-year-old boy [C] have also been charged with murder, attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon on Saturday, 10 July.

A 17-year-old boy [D] has also been charged with murder and attempted murder.

The charges relate to an incident on on Monday, 5 July at 17:23hrs when police were called to reports of a stabbing on Woolwich New Road, SE18.

Officers attended and found 15-year-old Tamim Ian Habimana suffering from a single stab wound. They immediately provided first aid prior to the arrival of the London Ambulance Service.

Despite the efforts of emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 18:08hrs. His next of kin are being supported by specialist officers.

A second 15-year-old self-presented at a London hospital a short time later with a stab wound. His condition is not life-threatening.