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Teenager 'killed in murderous knife attack' by two boys

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Teenager 'killed in murderous knife attack' by two boys

A teenager was killed in a "murderous knife attack" at the hands of two younger boys, a court has heard.

Shaquan Fearon, 17, from Lewisham, south east London, was set upon in the early evening of September 3rd last year as he walked with a friend past a block of flats in Brockley.

Two youths, now aged 15 and 16, are on trial at the Old Bailey accused of his murder, the attempted murder of his friend Junior Inneh, now 18, and wounding with intent.

Prosecutor Brian O'Neill QC told jurors: "Shaquan Fearon and his friend Junior Inneh were the victims of a murderous knife attack. Shaquan was stabbed to death, Junior sustained a wound to his face and cuts to his clothing.

"Much of the incident was captured on CCTV and witnessed by local residents."

While the motive was "unclear", the sequence of events had been pieced together, he said.

The victims passed the beauty salon where Shaquan's mother worked and were en route towards a youth club when they came across their attackers.

The older one allegedly asked Shaquan where he was going and was told it was none of his business, to which he replied: "Let's talk."

The younger boy then grabbed Shaquan's body warmer and was hit in the face by the victim to break his grip, the court heard.

The 16-year-old then produced two knives and passed one to his co-accused and the victims ran off.

The defendants each gave chase then joined forces to attack Shaquan, despite Junior's attempt to intervene, jurors were told.

The attackers eventually ran off, leaving Shaquan mortally wounded and his friend badly hurt.

Neither of the victims were armed with any type of weapon at any stage, Mr O'Neill told jurors.

The defendants, who cannot be named for legal reasons, deny the charges against them.