Second boy charged in connection with moped death of Stroud Green teen

Friends have paid tribute Joe Walker at the spot where he was killed

Friends have paid tribute Joe Walker at the spot where he was killed - Credit: Archant

A second boy has been charged in connection with a moped crash that killed a Stroud Green teenager.

The 17-year-old, from Islington, has been bailed to appear at Highbury Corner Youth Court on December 23 charged with driving while disqualified following a fatal collision involving Joe Walker, also 17, on October 19.

Yesterday a 15-year-old boy, also from Islington, appeared at the same court charged with causing death by dangerous driving, failure to stop, causing death whilst uninsured and causing death with no licence.

He was bailed to appear at Blackfriars Crown Court on December 4.

Joe, a promising young footballer, was riding a moped along Seven Sisters Road, near the junction with Moreton Road, Tottenham, when the collision occurred.

Four others have been arrested in connection with the crash – a 16-year-old boy and two men aged 20 who have been bailed until early January, and a 17-year-old, who remains in custody at a north London police station pending further enquires.

Rising Arsenal and England star Kaylen Hinds led tributes to Joe following his death.

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Mr Hinds, who has scored four goals for England under-18s, said on Twitter: “RIP Joe Walker. We go way back from primary school days and playing with each other at Leyton Orient.”

He added: “Trying to get my head around it, trying to keep strong but it’s hard man. Everyone is going to miss you.”

Tegan Cosgrave, 16, a family friend added: “He was the loveliest boy, always making people laugh.

“He didn’t have a bad bone in his body. I don’t know anyone that could say a bad word about him.

“He was loved by all of his friends.”

A shrine of flowers and tributes was set up by Joe’s family and friends where he was killed.