Boy, 16, charged with murder of 17-year-old in west London


A 16-year-old youth has been charged with the murder of a teenager who was stabbed to death in west London.

He is to appear in custody at Bromley Magistrates' Court on Monday, Scotland Yard said.

The 17-year-old was stabbed in the heart in Acton on Friday. The teenager was rushed to a central London hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Scotland Yard said that a 17-year-old male, who was arrested on suspicion of murder, has been released to return to a west London police station on a date in early November.