Detectives arrest fifth teen following murder of Tashaûn Aird, 15, in Hackney

detectives arrest fifth teen following murder of tashaun aird 15 in hackney

Detectives investigating the murder of 15-year-old Tashaûn Aird in Hackney have arrested a fifth teenager.

A 14-year-old boy was arrested in connection with Tashaûn’s murder on Wednesday, 3 July, and taken into custody at a south London police station for questioning. He has since been released under investigation. Enquires continue.

Previously four teenagers have been charged with his murder.

A 15-year-old boy charged with murder, s18 grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon appeared at the Old Bailey on Monday, 17 June.

A trial date has been set for Monday, 28 October at the same court.

Previously, three other teenagers were charged with Tashaûn’s murder.

An 18-year-old; a 16-year-old boy; and a 15-year-old boy.

They are due to appear for a pretrial plea and directions hearing at the Old Bailey on Thursday, 25 July.