16-year-old charged with Hackney murder

Joshua White. Pic: Metropolitan Police

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder in Hackney following the stabbing of a 29-year-old man.

Joshua White was fatally stabbed in the heart last Friday at about 2.40pm in Homerton.

The police were called to Frampton Park Road and White was rushed to the hospital. He later died of his injuries.

The suspect was arrested at the scene and will appear in Stratford Youth Court today, facing charges of murder and possessing an offensive weapon.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Vandenbergh said: “This was a shocking attack that happened in broad daylight in a residential area.”

“Work, including CCTV analysis, continues but we also need to speak to people who witnessed this attack and the events surrounding it.”

If you have information, contact the incident room on 020 8721 4961 or dial 101 and quote CAD 4373/26Apr.

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