A 15-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of a Romford teenager near to a Tube station.

Wazabakana Elenda Jordan Kukabu, known as Jordan, was found with stab injuries near to Dagenham Heathway station on May 5.

Police were called to the incident at 11.47pm after receiving reports of men armed with machetes.

Despite the best efforts of emergency services, Jordan died at the scene.

Yesterday (May 10), police charged a 15-year-old boy with Jordan’s murder. He will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court later today.

Five other males have been arrested in relation to the incident.

A post-mortem examination gave Jordan’s cause of death as a single stab wound to the chest.

His family have been made aware and are being supported by specialist officers. 

A second man, aged in his 20s, was also taken to hospital with a stab injury. His condition has been assessed as not life-threatening.

Three other males, aged 16, 17 and 20, were arrested on May 9 in Suffolk on suspicion of murder and a separate offence of violent disorder. They remain in custody.

A 27-year-old man, who was also arrested on May 9 in Suffolk on suspicion of assisting an offender and a separate offence of violent disorder, has been bailed pending further enquiries.

A 20-year-old man, who was previously arrested on suspicion of murder, has been released with no further action. However, he was also arrested on suspicion of violent disorder in relation to another incident and has been released on bail for this offence.