Teenager charged over man's murder
Published 25/08/2013 | 00:32
Police have charged a 17-year-old boy with the murder of a 20-year-old man who was stabbed to death in a street.
Lamarni Hylton-Reid was found at the junction of Homerton High Street and Kenworthy Road, Hackney, east London, at 5.10pm on Wednesday. He was taken to hospital by ambulance but pronounced dead at 6.30pm.
Scotland Yard said on Sunday night that the 17-year-old had been charged with murder and threatening a person with a blade/sharply pointed article in a public place, and would appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court, north London, in the morning.
A 19-year-old man arrested for assisting an offender has been bailed pending further investigation.
A post-mortem examination gave cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.
Messages paying tribute to Mr Hylton-Reid, from Clapton, east London, have flooded on to social networking site Twitter, including one post which said he was stabbed on the way to visit his mother on her birthday.
Any witnesses or anyone with any information was asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 3865 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.