A teenage boy has been charged with the murder of Jamaly Samba Baibu in Islington.

The 16-year-old was arrested as he entered the UK at Gatwick airport on the evening of December 29.

He was charged last Friday (December 30) with murder and grievous bodily harm, and appeared in custody at Bromley Magistrates' Court on Saturday (December 31).


The development comes after another 16-year-old was arrested by police on suspicion of murder on December 27. He has since been bailed to return on a date in late January pending further enquiries.

The two arrests follow the stabbing of Jamaly and another 16-year-old boy in Seward Street, Islington, on the evening of December 20.

Police were called shortly after 10.30pm and provided emergency first aid to the two boys while awaiting medics from London’s Air Ambulance.

Despite the efforts of emergency services, one of the boys, Jamaly Samba Baibu, was pronounced dead at the scene. His family are being supported by specialist officers.

The second boy was taken to an east London hospital where his injuries were assessed as non-life threatening.

The investigation is led by homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.

Police urged anyone with information is to call 101, with the reference 7708/20Dec. For those who wish to remain anonymous, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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