Three youths in court charged with 15-year-old’s murder

THREE teenagers were in court today (Friday) accused of the murder of 15-year-old Steven Lewis in East London. The youths, two aged 16 and one 17, are charged following a street attack in Plaistow in which police found Steven stabbed in the chest on January 24

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THREE teenagers were in court today (Friday) accused of the murder of 15-year-old Steven Lewis in East London.

The youths, two aged 16 and one 17, are charged following a street attack in Plaistow in which police found Steven stabbed in the chest on January 24.

A patrol arrived in Whitwell Road at 10.45 that evening saw a large group of youths who fled when they saw the officers.


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Steven was taken to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, but died at hour later from a single stab wound.

Police are still appealing for witnesses and information about what happened, or to speak to anyone who had been to a party earlier at St Cedd’s Hall.

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Det Ins Steve Clayman said: “A large number of youngsters witnessed the attack and we urge them to get in touch as they might have vital information, especially if they were among the group of youths who ran when police arrived.”

Witnesses or anyone with information is being urged to call the incident room on 020-8345 3775 or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous on 0800-555111.

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