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A boy has been charged with the murder of a man in Rainham.
Police were called at 19:53hrs on Wednesday, December 1 to Louise Gardens, Rainham, following reports of a disturbance in the street involving a group of people. Officers attended with paramedics.
A 37-year-old man was found unresponsive having sustained a stab injury. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The man has been formally identified as Amandeep Mickey Singh Johal who lived locally.
A woman was also found with an injury to her wrist.
On Thursday, December 9, a 17-year-old male, and two 14-year-old boys were arrested on suspicion of murder.
One of the 14-year olds has been charged with murder and with possession of a bladed article. He appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, December 11 and was remanded in custody.
He subsequently appeared at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, December 14 and was released on bail.
The other two suspects have been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Four women, aged between 21 and 48 and a 17-year-old girl had previously been arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into custody. They were later released on bail to a date in late December.
Anyone who has information that may assist the investigation should call 101 ref CAD 6386/1Dec221. To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.