An entertainment agent with links to England stars Rio Ferdinand, John Terry and Ashley Cole appeared in court yesterday charged with the murder of a teenager in east London.
Chris Nathaniel, 40, has been accused of being part of a group behind the fatal stabbing of Danny O'Shea, 18, in December last year.
Mr Nathaniel and eight other men have been charged with one count of murder and one of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm. Mr O'Shea was stabbed in the neck and died outside his mother's house in Canning Town after he was chased by a gang of men.
Mr Nathaniel founded NVA Entertainment Group in 2005 and lists the girl group Mis-teeq and the glamour model Jordan among the company's former clients. The company's website is sprinkled with photographs of celebrities from the world of sport and music.