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Sixth youth charged over Shakilus

Shakilus Townsend
Shakilus Townsend was hit with a baseball bat and stabbed

A sixth teenager has been charged with the murder of 16-year-old Shakilus Townsend in south London.

Shakilus, from Deptford, south-east London, was beaten with a baseball bat and repeatedly stabbed in Thornton Heath on 3 July.

A 17-year-old boy is due before Sutton magistrates on Monday over the death.

Tyrell Ellis, 18, of Thornton Heath, two boys aged 16, a 17-year-old boy and a girl aged 15 have all previously appeared in court charged with murder.

They are next due to appear at the Old Bailey on 16 October.


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