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Boy due in court over teen's murder

A 16-year-old boy will appear in court later today charged with the murder of a teenager stabbed to death in London on Thursday evening.

Bilal Mirza, 18, was fatally wounded in the thigh as he walked through Marylebone, central London, at 10.40pm.

A 16 year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will appear at London's Westminster Magistrates' Court charged with the attack.

Metropolitan Police have appealed to local youths to come forward with information.

Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh had earlier appealed for anyone with information about the attack to come forward.

He said: "My condolences are with Bilal's family at this tragic time, and our investigation continues to evidence exactly what took place and led to his death.

"Whilst we have had good support from local community affected by this violent crime, and a number of witnesses come forward, I continue my appeals for more people, especially young people, to come forward.

"I know that there were several youths in the area at the time of the stabbing and I am appealing directly to them to come forward and speak with officers.

"They can be assured that any call they make to us will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

"If you were in the area and saw what happened please call our incident room."

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