Teen, 17, charged with murder after man, 23, stabbed at Brixton youth club

Teen, 17, charged with murder after man, 23, stabbed at Brixton youth club

February 25, 2019

Glendon Spence was knifed at the youth club in South London on Thursday last week.


Emergency services rushed to the scene but the man, from Lewisham, died 45 minutes later.

Met Police today confirmed a 17-year-old boy had been charged with murder.

He is due to appear at Bromley Magistrates’ Court today, Monday, 25 February.

The stabbing attack comes after a bloody start to 2019 in London as the capital's knife crime continues to escalate.

Figures from London's Metropolitan police showed that knife crime surged by 16 per cent in the capital year-on-year in 2018, as Britain's crime epidemic continues.

There were 1,299 stabbings in London up to the end of April, according to official statistics from the Met Police.

In 2017-18, there were 137 knife offences for every 100,000 people in the capital.



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