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Brixton stabbing: Youth, 16, accused of Junior Nkwelle murder

  • 1 October 2012
  • From the section London
Junior Nkwelle
Junior Nkwelle was pronounced dead on the estate where he lived

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murdering a teenager described as a "role model" to his south London community.

He is due to appear at Camberwell Youth Court later alongside a 14-year-old girl, who is also accused of killing Junior Nkwelle, in Brixton.

The victim, 15, was found fatally injured on the Loughborough Estate, just before 21:30 BST on Thursday.

A "very good" footballer, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Flowers were laid in his memory outside a block of flats on the estate.

Several tributes were also left for him, one of which said: "If football be the food of love 'Play on'. RIP young fella."

Solomon Smith, 27, a youth support worker at nearby Marcus Lipton Youth Centre, said the dead boy had been a "quiet guy".

He said: "He was one of our locals, and had been coming here for about two years.

"He was a very good footballer."

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