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Second teen appears in court over Parsons Green murder

A second teenager has appeared in court accused of murdering a man in a knife attack outside Parsons Green Tube station.

Shafiq Smith, 18, is alleged to have carried out the fatal stabbing of Omid Saidy, 20, with a 16-year-old accomplice on Monday.

Omid Saidy was fatally stabbed earlier this week Credit: Met Police

He is also charged with the attempted murder of 18-year-old Oluwafemi Omotosho, who was stabbed after arriving at the scene on a moped. He faces a third charge of threatening Mr Omotosho with a large knife.

Mr Smith appeared a Wimbledon Magistrates' Court today. He spoke only to confirm his name, age and address.

He was remanded in custody and ordered to appear at a plea and trial preparation hearing at the Old Bailey on October 25.

Mr Omotosho was seriously injured in the attack and has also been charged with affray and possession of a bladed article.The court heard he had been taken ill and will appear before Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on Monday instead.

The deadly attack took place yards away from where 30 people were injured in a terror attack last month. The victim, from Fulham, was pronounced dead in Parsons Green Lane at 8.30pm.

The 16-year-old boy, who cannot be identified, has also been charged with murder and threatening another man with a knife.

He appeared in custody at Wimbledon Youth Court on Thursday, and will appear again at the Old Bailey on October 23.

Two females and another male who were arrested at the same time as Smith, on suspicion of assisting an offender, have been released under investigation.