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Two teenagers charged with murder following fatal stabbing in Westminster

News   •   Sep 14, 2019 09:53 BST

Detectives investigating the murder of Josiph Beker, 17, in Edgware Road, W2 on Tuesday, 10 September have charged two teenagers with his murder.

Two 16-year-old males [A] and [B] were charged with murder overnight and will appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on Saturday, 14 September.

An 18-year-old [C] arrested in connection with the murder has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Police were called to Edgware Road, W2 near to junction of Church Street at 13:54hrs on Tuesday, 10 September following reports of a stabbing.


Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found Josiph Beker, 17, suffering from stab injuries. He was taken to hospital for treatment but died at 19:29hrs. His next of kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination that took place on Thursday, 12 September at Westminster Mortuary confirmed cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.

Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command are investigating, led by Detective Chief Inspector Andy Partridge.

Anyone with information concerning this murder is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 3755/10Sept or Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.

Any young people who have information about violence or knife crime can visit www.fearless.org where they can pass on information anonymously – your I.P address will not be traced. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.