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24

On it goes.

Charles Junior Hendricks, 18 years old, was stabbed to death in Walthamstow, North London, on Sunday. A 19-year-old and a 17-year-old have been arrested.

He is the 24th teenager murdered in London this year. The news caused barely a ripple in the frenzy of Olympic flag-waving this weekend. No doubt the media are saving the superlatives and the finger-pointing for no. 25.

Weda Campbell, Charles' grandmother, said: "He was a beautiful boy, I'm telling you this from the heart not because he was my grandson, but because he was a very good boy."

24 beautiful boys are dead this year. Who cares? Who remembers?

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