Third person charged over South Norwood killing of Kelva Smith

Police investigating the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Kelva Smith in South Norwood on March 5 have charged a third person in connection with his murder.

A 15-year-old boy was charged on Thursday, 31 May with murder and possession of an offensive weapon – a knife.

He appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court in custody today, Friday, 1 June.

Two other teenagers have previously been charged.

One was Tyronne Farquharsan, 19, of Archer Road, South Norwood – charged on Wednesday, 7 March with murder and possession of an offensive weaponm, a knife.

A 14-year-old boy was charged on Saturday, 10 March with murder, possession of an offensive weapon – also a knife – and attempted wounding.

Both been remanded in custody with a trial set to start at the Old Bailey on Monday, 10 September.


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