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.
You may also want to watch:
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.
- 1 Hundreds gather for Tony Eastlake funeral in Islington
- 2 GMB stops funding London Labour over Islington caretaker sacking
- 3 Historic Archway site set for major housing development after land sale
- 4 Letters on low traffic neighbourhoods
- 5 'No further action' after officer knelt on neck of Black suspect in Finsbury Park
- 6 How much are Islington's Monopoly squares worth in 2021?
- 7 Petition begins for reduction of traffic on Liverpool Road
- 8 Flooding recovery begins after evening of chaos
- 9 New Lidl to open in Finsbury Park's Arts Building next week
- 10 Finsbury Park to get its own Pokémon-GO style story
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.