Page last updated at 18:28 GMT, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 19:28 UK

Man charged over girl's stabbing

Arsema Dawit
Arsema Dawit's body was found in a lift at the flats

A 21-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a teenage girl who was stabbed to death in a housing estate in south London.

The body of Arsema Dawit was found in a lift at Matheson Lang House, Baylis Road, Waterloo, on Monday.

Arsema, who had turned 15 on Friday, is believed to have returned home to the block of flats when she was attacked.

Thomas Nugusse, a student from Ilford, east London, will appear in court on Thursday charged with her murder.

Paramedics arrived at the scene within four minutes but were unable to revive the teenager.

She died from multiple stab wounds.

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific