Teen charged with murder over Hackney stabbing

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with murder after a teenager was stabbed to death in east London.

Israel Ogunsola, 18, was found fatally wounded in Link Street, Hackney, by officers on patrol at around 8pm on Wednesday and was pronounced dead 25 minutes later.

His father Dele Ogunsola, who lives on the nearby Jack Dunning Estate, confirmed on Thursday afternoon his teenage son was the victim, although he is yet to be officially named by police.

A 17-year-old boy appeared at Thames Magistrates Court on Saturday charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon, Scotland Yard said.

He will next appear at the Old Bailey on April 10, while a second 17-year-old arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed to a date in mid-April.