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  • 26 April 2014, 13:42

Roehampton Murder: Teenager Appears In Court

A boy has appeared in court charged with the murder of a man stabbed during a break-in.

The 15-year-old appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court and was remanded in custody.

He will next appear at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, Scotland Yard said.

Although the victim has yet to be formally identified, police believe the dead man to be Martin Thomas.

The 39-year-old, of Huntingfield Road, Roehampton, southwest London, was found seriously injured by police and paramedics on Tuesday evening.

An air ambulance crew attended, but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem revealed he died from a stab wound that punctured his lung.

A second teenager has also been arrested in connection with the murder, and is being questioned at a south London police station.

Detectives have been keen to trace three men seen loitering in the area before the man was killed.

Anyone with information should call police on 0208 721 4205 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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