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Boy, 15, accused of head's murder

A 15-year-old boy appeared in court yesterday accused of murdering headmaster Philip Lawrence, who died last month after being stabbed as he went to the aid of a pupil being attacked outside his school in Maida Vale, north-west London.

The boy, who lives in Camden, north London, is further charged with conspiring with persons unknown to wound a schoolboy with the intention of causing grievous bodily harm. He was remanded into local authority secure accommodation and will appear again before Camden Youth Court on Tuesday.