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Jacob Abraham: Five boys in court over teen's stabbing

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Image caption Jacob Abraham died 10 days before his 16th birthday

Five teenage boys have appeared in court charged with the murder of another teenager who was stabbed.

Jacob Abraham, 15, was injured in a road behind his home in Hurst Drive, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, at about 21:30 GMT on 7 December.

Three 14-year-olds and two 15-year-olds, all from London, appeared at St Albans Crown Court.

They were remanded in custody and are due back on 6 February for a plea hearing.

The boys, who have been accused of joint enterprise murder, cannot be named for legal reasons.

A trial date has been set for 21 May.

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