UK man remanded over death of teen killed by concrete block hitting car
A 21-year-old man has been remanded in custody in connection with the murder of a teenager who died after a lump of concrete was thrown at the car he was travelling in.
Student Nassem Galleze, 17, received multiple injuries after the mint green Vauxhall Corsa collided with a lamp post on Saturday September 26 and officers are appealing for those who rushed to help the teenager to come forward.
Tershan Thompson-Williams, of Seagar Place, Deptford in south east London, appeared at Bromley Magistrates' Court charged with violent disorder, and was remanded in custody to appear at Woolwich Crown Court on November 6.
Remi Moore has also been charged with the same offence. The 22-year-old from Lea Bridge Road, in Leyton, east London, is due to appear at the same court on October 16.
Appealing for witnesses to speak up, Nassem's father, Hakim, said: "I am numb with pain. Every time my phone rings or there's a knock at the door, I pray it is Nassem. Our beloved Nassem's life has been brutally ended and my family are devastated.
"People will have seen what happened and they will have heard things; you might be thinking, 'Do I talk to the police?' Take a look at the car where my son died and you know there's only one thing to do for Nassem and our family. Please assist the police."
The Metropolitan Police said it is believed the vehicle came under attack on the Turnham Estate in Brockley, south east London, and that the block was hurled as it made to leave, smashing the windscreen and causing it to crash.
The suspects ran off, leaving passers-by to rush to the aid of Nassem and the two friends who had been in the car with him.