Aarron McKoy murder in Clerkenwell: Man charged with shooting on New Year’s Day

A second man has been charged with the murder of Aarron McKoy in Clerkenwell on New Year’s Day.

Jack Nichols, 20, from Wickford in Essex, will appear in custody at Thames Magistrates’ Court charged with murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Mr McKoy, from Hackney, was killed in the early hours of January 1 after celebrating his 22nd birthday.

He was gunned down in Portpool Lane, Clerkenwell.

A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the chest.


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Police say Mr McKoy had been at the Clerkenwell House Wine Bar in Hatton Wall in the hours before he was killed.

Yesterday afternoon officers arrested a sixth person in connection with the investigation.

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A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder after attending an east London police station. He remains there in custody.

Previously two people have been charged in connection with the investigation.

Dean Smith, aged 25, from Hackney, is remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on April 13 charged with the murder of Mr McKoy and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Kieron Caesar, 23, is remanded in custody to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on March 22 charged with GBH on a 24-year-old man in Clerkenwell on January 1.

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