Plaistow stabbing: Two more arrests, second teen charged with murder of 18-year-old Santino Angelo Dymiter
- Credit: Archant
A 16-year-old boy will appear in court today after being charged with the murder of Santino Angelo Dymiter, 18, in Plaistow two weeks ago.
The boy was arrested on Saturday, September 7, on suspicion of murder and was yesterday charged with murder and possession of a knife.
He is remanded in custody to appear at Stratford Magistrates' Youth Court today (Monday, September 9).
A 24-year-old man has also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
He remains in custody at an east London police station.
You may also want to watch:
Police previously arrested a 14-year-old boy from Barking last Thursday and on Friday charged him with Mr Dymiter's murder.
He appeared in custody at Thames Magistrates' Court on Saturday (September 7).
- 1 Jailed man caught with knife in Stratford to be handed court order
- 2 Worshippers at mosque in Upton Park aim to raise £35k for Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal 2021
- 3 Cause of death remains unknown after body found in disused Forest Gate pub
- 4 Body found in derelict pub in Forest Gate
- 5 Man given community order for 26 counts of criminal damage after scratching name into property
- 6 Forest Gate triple shooting: 'Safety is everybody's business,' councillor says
- 7 Hundreds arrested after police crackdown on county lines
- 8 Thames Barrier closing for 200th time amid potential east London flooding
- 9 Player ratings: Cresswell shines for West Ham in KRC Genk victory
- 10 Newham mathematician to fill in for Countdown presenter and expectant mum Rachel Riley
The boy was remanded in secure detention and will appear at the Old Bailey tomorrow, Tuesday, September 10.
Mr Dymiter was found critically injured, suffering from stab wounds, in Chadd Green, Plaistow, about 3.30pm on Monday, August 26.
He was pronounced dead at the scene about an hour later.
A post-mortem examination on Wednesday, August 28, at East Ham Mortuary confirmed cause of death as a stab wound.
Formal identification has taken place.
Homicide detectives from the Specialist Crime Command are investigating.