Boy, 16, charged with Parsons Green stabbing murder remanded in custody

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A teenage boy has appeared in court charged with a stabbing outside Parsons Green Tube station.

Omid Saidy, 20, was killed outside the London station on Monday, where 30 people were injured in a terror attack last month.

He was knifed after asking a drug dealer and another man to leave the area, Metropolitan Police said.

The 16-year-old boy, who cannot be identified, has been charged with murder and threatening another man, Oluwafemi Omotosho, with a knife.

Omid Saidy (Metropolitan Police/PA)
Omid Saidy was stabbed to death (Metropolitan Police/PA)

He appeared in custody at Wimbledon Youth Court on Thursday.

The teenager, from Durham, was also injured during the attack and was arrested after being released from hospital.

He appeared in the dock wearing a grey tracksuit and spoke only to confirm his details during the short hearing.

He was remanded in custody and ordered to appear at the Old Bailey on October 23. The boy's stepfather sat in the back of the court.

DCI Noel McHugh is at the scene of the Omid Saidy murder in #ParsonsGreen today speaking to media re latest appeal https://t.co/GxJwVWUSWppic.twitter.com/mpFK6HAyn3

-- Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) October 19, 2017

Mr Saidy, from Fulham, was pronounced dead in Parsons Green Lane at 8.30pm.

An 18-year-old man, a friend of the victim who arrived on a moped, was also stabbed in the attack and is still in hospital with serious injuries, police said.

He has been arrested on suspicion of affray.

A second suspect, described as a black male dressed in dark clothing, fled down Harbled Road in the direction of Fulham Court.