Daniel Laskos: Sixth teenager charged with murder after fatal stabbing in Harold Wood

Arrest made in Romford in connection with Harold Wood killing

Daniel Laskos was fatally stabbed - Credit: Met Police

A sixth teenager has been charged with murder following the fatal stabbing of Daniel Laskos.

Daniel was stabbed in Church Road, Harold Wood, on Friday, May 7. 

Officers found the 16-year-old with a single stab injury and despite the efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene at just after 7pm.

A 17-year-old boy - arrested on May 20 - was charged with the offence and appeared at Barkingside Magistrates' Court the following day (May 21).

He appeared at the Old Bailey on Tuesday (May 25) and was remanded in custody to appear before the same court on July 30, alongside five other males charged with the same offence.

Joshua Kerr, 18, and Callum Hands, 19, both from Romford - as well as a 15-year-old boy - were charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon on May 12.


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All three appeared at Barkingside Magistrates' Court on the same day where they were remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on May 14.

Rakeem Green-Matthews, 18, of Romford, appeared in custody at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on May 19 charged with murder.

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Loushawn Barnes, 18, and also of Romford, appeared at the same court on May 20 charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

Three other males arrested in connection with the incident have been released on bail.

The first, a 16-year-old boy, was arrested on May 7 on suspicion of affray.

The second, an 18-year-old man, was arrested on May 10 on suspicion of murder.

And the third, a 24-year-old man, was arrested on May 11 on suspicion of murder.

Detectives are still appealing for anyone with information to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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