Boy, 15, charged with murder after stabbing attack in Dagenham

A 15 year-old boy has been charged with murder after a stabbing attack in east London.

It comes after police were called on Friday, just before midnight, to reports of men armed with machetes near to Dagenham Heathway Underground Station.

Scotland Yard said the teenager, who can not be named for legal reasons, has also been charged with attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

He is to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Wazabakana Elenda Jordan Kukabu, 18 – known as Jordan, of Romford, Essex, was stabbed to death near the Tube station.

Police and London Ambulance Service paramedics who responded to the callout on Friday found a man with stab injuries who died at the scene.

A post-mortem on Sunday found Mr Kukabu’s cause of death was a single stab wound to the chest.

Another man, aged in his 20s, was also taken to hospital with a stab injury. His condition is not life-threatening.

Police said that three other males – aged 16, 17 and 20 – were arrested in Suffolk on Tuesday, on suspicion of murder and a separate offence of violent disorder.

They are all in custody.

A 27-year-old man, who was also arrested in Suffolk on Tuesday, on suspicion of assisting an offender and a separate offence of violent disorder, has been bailed pending further inquiries.

A police spokesman said a 20-year-old man, who had previously been arrested on suspicion of murder, has been released with no further action.

They added that this man has also been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder in relation to another incident. He has been released on bail for this offence.