Teen accused of stabbing boy with ‘ninja-style’ sword refuses to appear in court

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  • July 18, 2023
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A teenager accused of stabbing a 16-year-old in the heart with a ‘Ninja-style’ red sword has refused to attend his first court appearance. 

Metropolitan Police were called to West Ham Park in Newham, east London, to a reported stabbing on the afternoon of July 9.

Rahaan Ahmed Amin was found with a knife wound to the heart and was treated at the scene by paramedics.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died the following day.

Detectives later charged another 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, with his murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

It is alleged he went to the scene on a bicycle carrying the foot-long weapon that he found in bushes.

The victim was said to be known to the defendant and was in the company of five others when he was attacked.

His first crown court appearance at the Old Bailey was scheduled for earlier today, but he refused to appear.

His barrister told the court his client had refused because he did not want to lose his place at Oakhill youth detention.

Judge Richard Marks continued the hearing in his absence and set a plea hearing for October 3 and a provisional two-week trial from April 29 next year.

The defendant was remanded into custody.

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