Two bailed over Victoria Tube station murder

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Two 17-year-old youths charged with murdering a promising schoolboy footballer at a busy central London station were granted bail at the Old Bailey today.

The youths will remain in custody until May 4, when they will be subject to stringent bail conditions.

These include a curfew, electronic tagging and being banned from using Facebook.

The teenagers were among 13 students charged with murdering Sofyen Belamouadden, 15, at Victoria Underground station where he was stabbed nine times by a gang on March 25.

Victoria Bukky Osoteku, 18, of south London, and 10 youths aged between 16 and 17, who cannot be named, were remanded in custody.

The Recorder of London, Judge Peter Beaumont, said the next hearing would be in July and the first of two expected trials would be on January 4 next year.