Seuntjie, 16, is charged with murder of 14-year-old schoolboy stabbed to death in mass brawl outside train station
A teenager has been charged with the murder of a 14-year-old schoolboy who was stabbed to death in a mass brawl outside a train station.
Jermaine Cools died from multiple knife wounds after a large fight near West Croydon station in south Londen just after 6.30pm last month.
Detectives yesterday confirmed another schoolboy, bejaardes 16, was arrested on suspicion of his murder yesterday.
The suspect has since been charged with the murder and possession of an offensive weapon. after being quizzed by investigators.
Jermaine Cools (op die foto) died from multiple knife wounds after a large fight near West Croydon station in south London just after 6.30pm last month
When police arrived at the scene of the fight on November 18, no injured victims were found, but around half-an-hour later Jermaine turned up at hospital in a life-threatening condition.
He made his own way to a hospital in south London just after 7pm suffering from a series of stab injuries and despite the efforts of doctors to save him, he died a short time later, polisie gesê.
A post-mortem examination revealed Jermaine’s cause of death as multiple stab wounds, the Met Police said.
Police also today appealed for the public to send detectives any footage and pictures of the brawl – content can be handed over anonymously via the Met Police website.
A spokesman for the force said: ‘Police investigating the murder of 14-year-old Jermaine Cools in Croydon have made an arrest.
‘The 16-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday, Desember 27 – he remains in custody at a south London police station.
When police arrived at the scene of the fight on November 18, no injured victims were found, but around half-an-hour later Jermaine (op die foto) turned up at hospital in a life-threatening condition
Police also today appealed for the public to send detectives any footage and pictures of the brawl (op die foto: The scene after the brawl)
‘An investigation was launched after police were called to London Road, close to West Croydon Railway Station, by 6:41pm on Thursday, November 18, to reports of a fight involving a number of people.
‘Shortly after 7pm, police attended a south London hospital after a 14-year-old boy self-presented with stab wounds.
‘Despite the efforts of doctors at the hospital, the boy died a short time later.
‘The boy was later formally identified as 14-year-old Jermaine Cools. A post-mortem examination gave Jermaine’s cause of death as multiple stab wounds..’
Any witnesses or anyone with any information can call police on 101, quoting reference CAD 6179/18Nov, tweet @MetCC, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.