Court hears an innocent teenage boy was stabbed to death when two youths involved in a gang war mistook him for one of their enemies
A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of a promising teenage footballer.
A promising teenage footballer described as a "role model" for his community has been stabbed to death in Brixton.
Tony Blair said the celebrations of Baroness Thatcher's death were in "poor taste".
Speaking to BBC Radio Ulster, he said: "Even if you disagree with someone very strongly, you can still particularly at the moment of their passing, you should show some respect."
Mr Blair was asked if he worried there would be similar celebrations when he dies.
He replied: "When you decide, you divide. I think she would be pretty philosophical about it and I hope I will be too."
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The former culture secretary Tessa Jowell, who is MP for the neighbouring constituency of Dulwich, has condemned the anti-Thatcher celebrations in Brixton and elsewhere in the UK as "disrepectful":
Democracy must always embrace legitimate dissent but the action in Brixton and elsewhere is disrespectful and completely out of orderFrom @jowellt on Twitter:
– Metropolitan Police
Last night police dealt with a group of approximately 100 people in Brixton who caused low level disorder including throwing missiles at officers.
In order to protect the community and to ensure the highways remained clear extra officers were deployed.
Two women were arrested on suspicion of burglary after being found inside a shop in Brixton.
The shop front had been smashed.
This amateur footage of people celebrating Baroness Thatcher's death in Brixton has been uploaded to YouTube
This Brixton riots situation is just sad people are so stupid why can you just not stay in your house why cause a fuss and sceneFrom @naveh09 on Twitter:
So the 80s Brixton riots were caused by Maggie Thatcher's cuts, so how do the people of Brixton pay tribute? A RIOTFrom @AdamRich_E2 on Twitter:
In Brixton, demonstrators have gathered to 'celebrate' Baroness Thatcher's death and the lettering of the Ritzy Cinema has been rearranged to say "Margret Thatchers dead".
The south London district was the scene of fierce rioting during the Thatcher years blamed on deep social divisions, racial tensions and unemployment.
In the aftermath of the 1981 Brixton riots, the prime minister was criticised for what some saw as a lack of understanding or denial of the causes of the disturbance, after comments such as:
"Nothing, but nothing, justifies what happened.
"Money cannot buy either trust or racial harmony."
Junior Nkwelle's mother has said in a statement that she still could not come to terms with his death:
– Stella Muma, victim's mother
It doesn't make any sense to me.
It happened so quickly and so close to our home.
I didn't even know what was going on and I had no chance to help, or see him and say goodbye and tell him how much I love him.
By the time I got to him my poor child had bled to death.
I can only describe Junior as a kind, friendly boy who always had a smile on his face.
He was a fantastic footballer and a great student who loved school.
He was a good son and a wonderful companion, brother and role model to his younger brothers.
A 14-year-old girl who "set up" a schoolboy to be stabbed by her boyfriend after a row over football was ordered to be detained for eight years today.
Cherelle McKenzie-Jackson was found guilty of the manslaughter of Junior Nkwelle, as was her 17-year-old boyfriend Marc Anthony Tulloch, last month.
Tulloch, from Herne Hill, south London, was ordered to be detained for 10 years.
Old Bailey Judge Richard Hone lifted an order banning identification of the defendants in the hope that their sentencing would be a deterrent to knife crime.
He said the pair were cleared of Junior's murder after the jury found they had not intended for him to be seriously harmed.
Judge Hone told McKenzie-Jackson that it was only her age which saved her from the same sentence as Tulloch.
She had been living with her grandmother on the Loughborough Estate, Brixton, because her mother could not cope with her.
She spent over an hour on the phone to Tulloch persuading him to deal with Junior after she said he had disrespected her when she interrupted his game of football on the estate.
Tulloch, who was then 16, was either handed the knife by her when he arrived, or had brought the knife with him in September.
Junior and his friends had been playing football on a grassy area but the girl and her friends appeared to have taken offence.
He was stabbed through the heart after Tulloch arrived on a bus and started fighting with him, and died on the makeshift pitch.
A 14-year-old girl who "set up" a schoolboy to be stabbed by her boyfriend after a row over football, will be sentenced today.
The girl was found guilty of the manslaughter of Junior Nkwelle, 15, along with her 17-year-old boyfriend last month.
The pair, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, were cleared of murder by an Old Bailey jury.
The court heard the girl called her then 16-year-old boyfriend to a housing estate in Brixton, south London, where he killed the keen footballer.
Two serving Metropolitan police officers and one retired officer have been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice over evidence given at the inquest of Sean Rigg, who died at Brixton police station in August 2008, the Independent Police Complaints Commission said.