Four teenagers charged with Shakilus murder

Four teenagers were tonight charged with the murder of 16-year-old Shakilus Townsend.

The victim was beaten with a baseball bat and stabbed in an attack in Thornton Heath, south London, last Thursday. He died the next day.

Tyrell Ellis, 18, of Springfield Road, Thornton Heath, male youths aged 17 and 16, and a 15-year-old female have been charged with murder, Scotland Yard said.