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Boy, 15, charged over Highbury bus killing

  • 25 April 2013
  • From the section London
Derek Boateng
Image caption Derek Boateng died a day after being stabbed

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murdering a teenager on a bus in north London.

Derek Boateng, who had turned 16 on the day he died, was attacked on a route 393 bus just after 15:20 BST on Tuesday at Highbury New Park, Highbury.

He was taken to hospital but died late on Wednesday.

The suspect, from Havering, east London, was charged on Thursday evening and remains in custody at a north London police station.

He is due to appear at Highbury Corner Youth Court on Friday.

He cannot be named for legal reasons.