Wednesday, 3 September 2008

CORRECTED - Youth held over 14-year-old's murder

(Corrects date of arrest after update from police)

LONDON (Reuters) - London police said on Wednesday they had arrested a youth in connection with the murder of Shaquille Smith, a 14-year-old boy stabbed to death in the capital at the weekend.

Smith died from a stab wound to his abdomen after becoming involved in a fight with a group of youths on Saturday night in Hackney, east London. He was the 25th teenager to die in violent circumstances in London this year.

His 16-year-old sister also suffered wounds to her face and neck in the incident but her injuries were not serious.

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