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Teenagers charged with murder of Portuguese man in knife attack

Wilham Mendes died in hospital after being found with multiple stab wounds in Tottenham, north London.

Wilham Mendes died in hospital after being attacked in Tottenham (/PA)
Wilham Mendes died in hospital after being attacked in Tottenham (/PA)

Two 15-year-old boys have appeared in court accused of the murder of a man knifed to death in north London.

Portuguese national and keen boxer Wilham Mendes, 25, was found with multiple stab wounds at Albert Place in Tottenham at about 1.20am on Saturday.

Mr Mendes, who had lived in the UK since 2015, was taken to an east London hospital but was pronounced dead about an hour later.

The two teenagers, who cannot be named because of their age, were charged on December 24 with his murder.

The pair appeared at Highbury Corner Youth Court on Boxing Day.

They were further charged with the robbery of Mr Mendes, the robbery of a second man and the attempted robbery of another member of the public.

District Judge Robin McPhee remanded the pair into youth detention until their next appearance at the Central Criminal Court for a bail application on December 28 at 9.30am.

The two defendants both wore tracksuits and were allowed to sit in the open dock rather than the secure dock because of their age.

One of the defendant’s mothers was seated in court in front of the dock to support her son.

Police are still seeking two other individuals in connection with Mr Mendes’ killing.

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