Aarron McKoy murder in Clerkenwell: Hackney man in court over shooting

A man is appearing in court today accused of shooting dead another man in central London on New Year’s Day.

Dean Smith, 25, from Hackney, has been charged with murdering Aarron McKoy and possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life.

He will appear in custody at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court.

Mr McKoy, from Hackney, was gunned down in Portpool Lane, Clerkenwell, at around 4am on January 1 after he had been celebrating his 22nd birthday.

He had been in the Clerkenwell House Wine Bar, in Hatton Wall, prior to his killing.