A man has been charged with murdering an 18-year-old who became 2018’s 130th homicide victim in London.
Jay Sewell suffered fatal stab wounds in south London, last Tuesday, bringing the number of killings in a year in the capital to a decade-high level.
Charlie Dudley, 25, of no fixed address, is charged with Mr Sewell’s murder and is due before Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
Mr Sewell, from Kent, was wounded in Alwold Crescent, Lee, at 21:50 GMT.
He was taken to a south London hospital by friends but later died.
Another 18-year-old man that he was with was also injured but has since been discharged from a hospital.
Last week, Scotland Yard said seven other people – five men, aged 16 to 56, and two women aged 53 and 29 – who were arrested on suspicion of murder, have been released while inquiries continue.
A 20-year-old man has been bailed to a date in mid-January pending further inquiries.
The 130 homicides this year in London include 73 stabbings and 14 shootings.