Boy, 15, charged over fatal stabbing of 17-year-old in west London


A 15-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of a 17-year-old youth in west London.

Ayub Hassan, from Shepherds Bush, was stabbed in the chest on Thursday.

Police were called to Lanfrey Place, in the West Kensington area, at about 2.15pm and found a teenager with stab injuries.

He was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

Family friend Amina Osman said the young man was hoping to become a barrister and described him as “good with his words… very kind and handsome”.

She added: “He was looking forward to being a grown-up man.”

Ayub’s mother Siraad Aden told the Evening Standard: “He was lovely, he looked after me.

“He wasn’t only a son, he was my best friend.”

The unnamed 15-year-old boy who has been charged with his murder will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Saturday morning.

Three other males were arrested following the fatal attack. A 17-year-old has been bailed ahead of further investigation, while an 18-year-old and another 15-year-old have been released with no further action.

Next of kin have been informed, although a formal identification has not yet taken place.

A post-mortem examination is set to take place on Sunday.

The teenager was the sixth person to be stabbed and killed in the UK in the space of a week.

(c) Sky News 2019: Boy, 15, charged over fatal stabbing of 17-year-old in west London

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