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Eniola Aluko: 19-year-old shot dead in Plumstead named following afternoon of violence in London | UK News



The victim of a shooting in Plumstead has been named as 19-year-old Eniola Aluko.

Mr Aluko, from Thamesmead, died of a gunshot wound to the neck and chest, according to a port-mortem examination held on Saturday.

Three teenage boys and a 17-year-old girl were arrested on suspicion of murder and subsequently bailed until early July.

An 18-year-old man was arrested on Saturday and remains in police custody.

Mr Aluko was shot in Plumstead, southeast London, on Friday afternoon just minutes after another teenager was stabbed 15 miles (24km) away in Wandsworth.

Officers near to the scene of the stabbing in Deeside Road in Wandsworth
Officers near to the scene of the stabbing in Deeside Road in Wandsworth

Two teenagers – a 17-year-old boy from Merton, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and Mohammed Nadir Dafallah, 18, from Wandsworth – were charged after a man was stabbed in Deeside Road on Friday afternoon.

They will appear in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

The victim has not yet been named by police.

Officers were called to Tooting at 4.42pm on Friday and found the 18-year-old in a critical condition. He died at the scene shortly afterwards.

Four other people, aged between 16 and 19, who were arrested after the murder have been released under investigation.

Police are continuing their inquiries.

Donald Trump branded London mayor Sadiq Khan a “disaster” and a “national disgrace” following two fatal stabbings and a shooting in London in the space of 24 hours.

Mr Trump tweeted on Saturday evening: “LONDON needs a new mayor ASAP. Khan is a disaster – will only get worse!”

Mr Trump’s latest swipe at Mr Khan came hours after a man was found stabbed to death in Tower Hamlets, east London.

The victim, aged in his 30s, was found injured on Alton Street just before 2pm.

The stabbing followed the arrests of 10 people after two teenagers were killed in a stabbing and shooting which happened 12 minutes apart in different parts of London on Friday.

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