Crime

Two teenagers to appear in court accused of murdering Stefan Appleton

Highbury Corner Magistrates Court, Holloway Road, Islington. Image: Google Street View

Highbury Corner Magistrates Court, Holloway Road, Islington. Image: Google Street View

Two teenagers are to appear in court accused of the murder of 18-year-old Stefan Appleton in Islington last Wednesday.

The 16-year-old boys will appear in custody at Highbury Corner Youth Court on Wednesday, 17 June, accused of murder.

Mr Appleton was attacked by the pillion passenger of a scooter.

Three other 16-year-old boys have been bailed to a date to be confirmed.

18 year old Stefan Appleton- the murder victim. Image: Met Police by permission of his family.

18 year old Stefan Appleton- the murder victim. Image: Met Police by permission of his family.

Update Friday 19th June.

Two 16-year-old boys accused of murdering another teenager with a machete before making their getaway on a moped have been remanded in custody at the Old Bailey.

18 year old Stefan Appleton was stabbed several times with a large bladed knife at Nightingale Park, in Canonbury, north London.

Police were called at just after 6 pm to reports of a stabbing, but despite the best efforts of the London Air Ambulance Stefan died in hospital at 7.45 pm on Wednesday 10th June.

A post-mortem examination that took place on Friday 12th June gave Stefan’s cause of death as shock and haemorrhage, and a stab wound to the chest.

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