London knife crime: Man charged with murder of 18-year-old Jay Sewell

A person has been charged with the homicide of an 18-year-old after he was stabbed to loss of life, turning into the 130th murder sufferer in London this 12 months. 

Jay Sewell was attacked by youths armed with baseball bats and knives on a residential avenue in south London on Tuesday night time. 

Charlie Dudley, 25, of no fastened handle, is charged with Mr Sewell’s homicide and can seem in custody at Croydon Magistrates’ Court docket on Monday, the Metropolitan Police mentioned.

Mr Sewell was stabbed in Alwold Crescent in Lee, close to Eltham, simply earlier than 10pm on Tuesday.

He was pushed to a south London hospital by mates however was pronounced lifeless at 10.40pm, about 40 minutes after police had been referred to as to the scene of the crime. 

One other 18-year-old man that he was with was additionally injured, however has since been discharged from hospital.

5 males and two ladies, aged between 18 and 56, who had been arrested as a part of the probe into Mr Sewell’s killing have been launched whereas inquiries proceed. 

Mr Sewell’s loss of life brings the variety of killings in a 12 months within the capital to the very best stage since 2009, when there have been 131. In 2008, there have been 154 homicides in London. 

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The 130 homicides this 12 months in London embody 73 stabbings and 14 shootings.

Simply over a 3rd of victims had been aged between 16 and 24, and 24 have been youngsters.

Extra reporting by PA

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