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A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of a promising teenage footballer described as a "role model" for his community.
Junior Nkwelle, 15, was stabbed to death outside a block of flats on the Loughborough Estate in Brixton, south London, on Thursday evening.
The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will appear at Camberwell Green Youth Court tomorrow, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said.
A 14-year-old girl who was charged with Junior's murder on Saturday is also due to appear at the court on Monday.
The mother of murdered 15 year-old Junior Nkwelle has called for witnesses to the stabbing to come forward. Stella said: "I would like all of the kids who saw what happened to my son to come forward and speak to the police."
"I am pleading with the parents to let their children do that, and to support their children in telling the truth. If they do not it could lead to this happening again one day."
A 14-year-old girl has been charged with Junior's murder and will appear at Camberwell Green Youth Court tomorrow. A 16-year-old boy has also been arrested and is being held in custody.
Local MP Tessa Jowell has described the lethal stabbing of a 15-year-old boy on an estate in Brixton as tragic, but she has praised the 'defiant' local community:
Junior Nkwelle was killed at the Loughborough Estate on Thursday evening.
A fifteen-year-old boy, murdered on Thursday night has been named as Junior Nkwelle. The teenager was a promising young footballer and a "role model" according to local resident David Marriott.
Police say that it was not a gang-related killing. Floral tributes have been growing outside the block of flats where he was killed. One card read:
Locals have been paying tributes to a 15-year-old boy who died on Thursday night in Brixton. He died of serious injuries, thought to be stab wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene. Flowers were laid on the Loughborough Estate, where the incident took place.
Local resident Dawn Pusey said:
A 14-year-old girl has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 15-year-old boy. Officers were called to reports of a disturbance on the Loughborough Estate in Brixton, south London, on Thursday night.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said officers, London Ambulance Service and London's air ambulance attended after receiving the emergency call at 9.24pm and found the boy with serious stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police believe they know the victim's identity but await formal identification. Next of kin have been informed.
A post-mortem examination will take place at Greenwich mortuary on Friday.
Lambeth-based detectives, together with officers from the homicide and serious crime command, are investigating.