Gunless British Blacks Don’t Mind Using Knives: Man Killed Over Five Pounds

  • Lamarni Hylton-Reid attacked in Hackney, east London, on Wednesday
  • Pronounced dead 80 minutes after suffering stab wound to the chest
  • Local residents believe dispute may have been over unpaid debt of £5
  • Boy, 17, is set to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court today

article-2400631-1B68BED9000005DC-407_306x423A 17-year-old boy was last night charged with the murder of a 20-year-old man stabbed to death in a street.

Lamarni Hylton-Reid was found in Hackney, east London, at 5.10pm on Wednesday. He was taken to hospital by ambulance but pronounced dead at 6.30pm.

Scotland Yard said yesterday that the 17 year old had been charged with murder and threatening a person with a blade or sharply pointed article in a public place.

He is set to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court in north London this morning.

A 19-year-old man arrested for assisting an offender has been bailed pending further investigation. A post-mortem examination gave cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.

The motive behind the killing is not yet known, although local residents claimed last week that the death happened following an argument over a £5 note.

Messages paying tribute to Mr Hylton-Reid, of Clapton, east London, have flooded onto Twitter, including one post which said he was stabbed on the way to visit his mother on her birthday.

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