Finsbury Park schoolboy in court over Walthamstow bus killing

A 15-year-old boy has appeared at the Old Bailey accused of killing a teenager who was hit by a bus.

The youth, who cannot be named but lives in Finsbury Park, is charged with the manslaughter of 17-year-old Ezekiel Amosu.

Ezekiel was struck by a 123 bus in Forest Road, Walthamstow, at 7.15pm on January 24 this year.

Police believe the victim may have been running from a group of robbers before the incident.

Ezekiel, who was studying music at Leyton Sixth Form College, suffered fatal crush injuries.

The 15-year-old spoke only to confirm his name during a brief preliminary hearing before the Common Serjeant of London Judge Brian Barker.

He sat alongside his mother and godmother for the short hearing.

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The youth is set to appear again for a plea and case management hearing on May 13.

A provisional trial date was set for August 30. The case is expected to last two weeks.

The youth was released on conditional bail.