Unknown T latest: Teenage drill rapper appears in court charged with murder

Drill rapper Unknown T has been remanded in custody after appearing in court changed with murder.

The artist, 19, appeared in the dock at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on Thursday where he spoke only to confirm his age, address and real name, Daniel Lena.

Rising teenage star Lena, of Homerton, east London, is charged with violent disorder and the murder of 20-year-old Steven Narvaez-Jara in 2018.

Two other men, Raman Boreland and Mohammed Musse, both from Homerton and both aged 20, appeared in court alongside drill star Lena.

Boreland is also charged with the murder of Mr Narvaez-Jara.

Steven Narvaez Jara was attacked at a block of flats near Old Street ()
Steven Narvaez Jara was attacked at a block of flats near Old Street ()

All three defendants are accused of violent disorder.

The three men will appear at the Old Bailey at a later date. Musse has been granted bail, which was not granted to Boreland and Lena.

Mr Narvaez Jara has been described as a “very popular boy” by family.

Friends previously told the Standard the young man was studying physics and aerospace at the University of Hertfordshire to further his dream of becoming a pilot at the time of his death.

He was one of four men to be stabbed in 15 hours in London over New Year.

Under the name Unknown T, Lena has had success with singles reaching number 48 in the UK charts. He is best known for his track Homerton B.

A rising star of the drill scene, he has collaborated with artists including rapper AJ Tracey, musical collective WSTRN and dance music group Crazy Cousinz, and appeared on stage with world-famous rapper Drake at London's 20,000-capacity O2 Arena.

Additional reporting by Press Association

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