Trial starts after stabbed Arsenal fan died slumped against wall in north London

08:31 11 June 2012

The police are investigating

The police are investigating

Archant

A teenager faces trial today for murdering a 14-year-old boy on a sports field.

Aylward Academy pupil Leroy James was stabbed to death after a clash between a large number of youths at Ponders End recreation ground in Enfield, north London, on August 17 last year.

Leroy, from Edmonton, was found slumped against a wall in a pool of blood at the park. He died from a single stab wound.

At the Old Bailey, a 15-year-old youth denies murder and having an offensive weapon. He was 14 at the time of the attack.

Leroy’s father described his son, an Arsenal fan and aspiring footballer, as “quiet”.

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Crime news

Sunday, April 19, 2015
Murder victim Abdul Arwani

A fourth person has been arrested in the hunt for the murderer of an imam in north London, Scotland Yard has revealed.

Sunday, April 19, 2015
Peter Fox was captured on CCTV in Euston Station [Photo: Metropolitan Police]

Police have released CCTV pictures of Peter Fox walking through Euston station and appealed for the 26-year-old to contact them after his mother and sister were found dead.

Friday, April 17, 2015
Do you recognise this man? British Transport Police want to speak to him [Photo by British Transport Police]

Police are trying to identify a man they believe pretended to be asleep as he groped a woman on a late night train from Paddington to Oxford.

Friday, April 17, 2015
British Transport Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the assault on the west London tram [Photo from British Transport Police]

A 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on a London tram travelling between Belgrave Walk and Wimbledon.

Friday, April 17, 2015
The two teens were taken to hospital with stab wounds Pic: @BotanglesK

Young men chased by biker gang - one carrying a 2ft sword

Friday, April 17, 2015
Mohammed Faisal Riasat has been jailed after police found drugs in his underpants

A drug dealer who complained that police would make his mum cry after they discovered a haul of Class A drugs in his boxer shorts has been jailed.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...