Update: Two teenagers charged with Malenge murder

Seventeen-year-old Victim Jeremie Malenge. Pic: Metropolitan Police

Seventeen-year-old Victim Jeremie Malenge. Pic: Metropolitan Police

Two teenage boys have been charged with the murder of Jeremie Malenge, who was stabbed to death near Homerton High Street last week.

Malenge was found with fatal stab wounds on January 6 on Ponsford Street. A post-mortem examination at Poplar Mortuary confirmed that the cause of death was stab wounds to the chest.

The two teenagers, a 14-year-old from Hackney and a 17-year-old from Redbridge, who cannot be named for legal reasons, are due to appear at Stratford Youth Court.

A 17-year-old girl was previously charged for Malenge’s murder on Thursday January 11. She appeared in Stratford Magistrates Court on January 12 and has since appeared at the Old Bailey.

Another 17-year-old boy, who was arrested in West Yorkshire on suspicion of murder also remains in police custody.

A final youth, from Enfield, was arrested, but has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Reports state that police questioned Malenge shortly before his death, as he matched descriptions of armed youths in the area.

This is the second stabbing case in Hackney within one week, as a man was stabbed on Homerton High Street on Friday night.

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