Walworth teenager charged with murder of 15-year-old Joseph Marafini outside Southside Shopping Centre, Wandsworth, on Thursday afternoon

By Tom Hussey

Police have named a 15-year-old stabbed to death after a fight outside Southside Shopping Centre, Wandsworth, in the middle of half-term on Thursday, as they charge a man with his murder.

Joseph Marafini, of Wandsworth, died near Garratt Lane Cemetery as rush-hour commuters headed for home around 5pm.

Imran Boujdellal, 19, of Bronti Close, Walworth, was charged with murder on Saturday, 31 October.

He will appear in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court today.

Police were called at 4.58pm on Thursday, 29 October to reports of a fight outside Sainsbury’s supermarket on Garratt Lane.

Two males were found near the Garratt Lane Burial Ground suffering from knife injuries.

Joseph, the first victim, was taken to hospital where he later died.

An investigation led by detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command (Homicide) is underway, and specially trained officers are supporting his family.

A post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course.

The second victim’s injuries have been assessed as non-life threatening.

Two further arrests have been made in connection with the investigation.

A 17-year-old male was arrested on Thursday, 29 October on suspicion of affray. He has since been released without further action.

A 17-year-old male was arrested on Saturday, 31 October on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody at a South London police station.

Anyone who has information, video or images that could assist police are asked to call 101 reference CAD 5042/29 Oct. We know that calling to give information on knife crime is difficult, but your call could help save lives.

When you get in touch with Crimestoppers, you have the power to speak up and stop crime, 100% anonymously. Find out more at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/hardcallssavelives

Pictured: Where Joseph Marafini died on the pavement near Garratt Lane Cemetery. PICTURE: TOM HUSSEY


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