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Family visit garden where Stephen Ojerinola's body found

Stephen Ojerinola's picture
Image caption More than a dozen family members visited the street where Stephen Ojerinola's remains were found

The family of a murdered teenager have visited the south London garden where his body was discovered.

Stephen Ojerinola's remains were found in Lynsted Gardens, Eltham, on Sunday and tests results showed the 18-year-old had been stabbed to death.

The victim, from Camberwell, south-east London, went missing in April, his relatives said.

Two men appeared before Camberwell Green magistrates on Friday accused of Mr Ojerinola's murder.

They are Lee Davies, 35, of Blackheath, south-east London, and William Regan, 36, of Lynsted Gardens.

Mr Regan has also been charged with two counts of residential burglary.

'Completely distraught'

The case has been sent to the Old Bailey where both defendants will appear on 2 March.

Four other people arrested in connection with the inquiry have been released on bail.

Carrying framed pictures of the victim, more than a dozen family members, including his mother and stepfather, visited the street where his body was discovered to lay flowers.

Image caption Stephen Ojerinola was a football fan who supported Manchester United

They described him as a "bright, articulate and intelligent boy whose family adored him" and said he was a "loving son and brother" to his two sisters and three brothers.

A football fan who supported Manchester United, he was also said to be a keen sportsman and a popular, fun-loving boy who was working to support the family businesses.

In a statement, the family said they had been "completely distraught" since he went missing and had been hoping and praying every day that he would come home.

The family has appealed to anyone with information that could help the police in their investigations to come forward.

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