Girl, 14, charged with teen's murder

A 14-year-old girl 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.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, with police saying the killing was not believed to be gang-related.

The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will appear at Camberwell Green Youth Court on Monday, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said.

A 16-year-old boy who was arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody at a south London police station.