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Boy denies birthday stabbing

A teenager accused of stabbing a youth to death in north London on his 16th birthday has denied murder. The 15-year-old is accused of killing Derek Boateng while he was on a crowded single-decker bus near Highbury New Park.

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15-year-old boy denies bus stabbing murder

Derek Boateng was stabbed several times on a bus in Highbury. Credit: Metropolitan Police

A teenager accused of stabbing a youth to death in north London on his 16th birthday has denied murder.

The 15-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is accused of killing Derek Boateng while he was on a crowded single-decker bus near Highbury New Park.

Appearing at the Old Bailey, the youth, from Romford in Essex, pleaded not guilty to one count of murder.

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