A 16-year-old has been charged with the murder of 18-year-old Wing Ho, in Haringey, east London.

His death makes him the first teenager to die as a result of violent crime in London this year; he suffered a single stab wound to the heart. His alleged attacker will appear in court next month.

This story received almost no coverage in the mainstream press, in sharp contrast to the murders of black male teenagers this year. Not a cosy fit for the BLACK! BOY! GANG! CRIME! narrative, guys?

Note: Don't Die Before You've Lived is a series of ongoing entries recording the murders of teenagers in London. Although not necessarily GBLT-related, the desperately premature loss of these young boys deserves our full attention. Please take a minute to remember their names, their faces, and spare a thought for these kids who really did die before they lived.

ka-os|theory is a London-based blog.


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