Boys accused of stabbing ‘artistic and loving’ Jesse Nwokejiobi, 17, to loss of life

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wo teenage boys have appeared in court docket charged with murdering a “artistic and loving” 17-year-old stabbed in Cambridge.

Jesse Nwokejiobi died on the scene after an assault close to Logan’s Meadow, a small reserve subsequent to the River Cam, within the early hours of November 19.

He died from a single stab wound to his chest, autopsy assessments dominated.

Two 16-year-old boys had been arrested on suspicion of homicide at properties in south London on Friday evening, Cambridgeshire Police stated.

They had been taken into custody in Croydon and brought to Cambridgeshire on Saturday morning.

He was a fast learner and did very nicely in school. He did very well along with his GCSEs and all of us hoped he would change into a medical physician. I miss him terribly. I’ll love him eternally

They had been launched on bail earlier than being quizzed additional on Tuesday night, police stated.

On Wednesday afternoon, each boys had been charged with homicide, the power stated.

The youngsters appeared earlier than Huntingdon Magistrates’ Courtroom for a quick listening to on Thursday.

They spoke to substantiate their private particulars however weren’t requested to enter a plea.

Each had been remanded into youth detention lodging and are resulting from seem earlier than Cambridge Crown Courtroom for a preliminary listening to on Monday.

Jesse’s father, Henry Nwokejiobi, stated in an earlier tribute: “Jesse was a superb son and at residence he was very artistic and loving.

“He made jokes, cooked rather a lot and helped with the chores.

“He was a fast learner and did very nicely in school. He did very well along with his GCSEs and all of us hoped he would change into a medical physician.

“I miss him terribly. I’ll love him eternally.”

A person, 44, and girl, 36, from Harston, Cambridgeshire, had been arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of conspiracy to homicide, police stated.

They had been bailed to return to Parkwood police station in Cambridge on February 28.

Two 14-year-old boys and a 17-year-old boy from Cambridgeshire, who had been additionally arrested in reference to the homicide, stay on bail to return to Thorpe Wooden police station in Peterborough on February 20.

Police have urged anybody with data to cross it on to their main crime unit by way of their on-line main incident public portal.

Anybody with out web entry can name 101, quoting Operation Helix.


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