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Second teenager charged with murder of Romario Opia in Islington

News   •   Jun 28, 2021 12:14 BST

Detectives investigating the murder of 15-year-old Romario Opia in Islington have charged a second teenager.

The 16-year-old boy [A] was charged with murder on Thursday, 24 June. He was arrested on suspicion of murder on Tuesday, 26 January and released on bail.

The teenager appeared in custody at Highbury Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 25 June. He is due to appear at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, 29 June.

Police were called to Holland Walk, N19, on Monday, 25 January, at approximately 17:30hrs following a report of a stabbing. Officers and London Ambulance Service found Romario suffering a stab wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short while later.

A 17-year-old boy [B] was arrested in the early hours of Thursday, 28 January. He was charged with murder on Friday, 29 January.

A trial in his case is due to start at the Old Bailey on 19 July.