Five teens deny Sydenham murder of James Hunter

James Hunter

James Hunter

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , deputy news editor

Five teenage boys have denied stabbing to death 18-year-old James Hunter during a Sydenham fight.

Mr Hunter, 18, was stabbed in the chest in Wells Park Road, Sydenham, on May 31.

Although ambulance crews attended, Mr Hunter - who police say was not a gang member - was pronounced dead at around 9.25pm.

At the Old Bailey today (September 5) a Lewisham 15-year-old boy and a Sydenham youth, aged 17, denied murder and wounding with intent. 

Two 16-year-old boys, from Catford and South Norwood, and a 17-year-old also denied the killing.

All five were remanded in custody for trial on January 5 next year.

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