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Brixton youth club stabbing: Teen charged with murder

Glendon Spence Image copyright Met Police
Image caption Glendon Spence, 23, was attacked inside a Brixton youth club

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with murder after a man was fatally stabbed at a south London youth club.

Glendon Spence, 23, from Lewisham, was attacked at the Marcus Lipton Youth Centre in Brixton at about 18:45 GMT on Thursday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene in Minet Road less than an hour later.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Bromley Youth Court having been charged with murder and possession of a bladed article.

He was ordered to next appear at the Old Bailey on Wednesday.

A post-mortem examination was held on Friday and gave the cause of death as stab injuries.

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Image caption Children as young as seven are believed to have witnessed the attack on 21 February

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