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CPS authorises charges against 16-year-old following death of Harry Pitman

|News, Violent crime

Lisa Ramsarran, Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for the CPS London Homicide Team, said: “The CPS has authorised the Metropolitan Police to charge a 16-year-old boy with murder following the death of Harry Pitman.

“The 16-year-old, who cannot be named because of his age, is also charged with possessing an offensive weapon.

“Harry Pitman died after he was stabbed on Primrose Hill on New Year’s Eve.

“The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings are active and that the defendant has the right to a fair trial.

“It is extremely important there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.”

The defendant, from Westminster, will appear before Highbury Magistrates' Court on Saturday, 6 January. 

Notes to editors

  • Charges were authorised by CPS Direct, our out of hours charging service, in the early hours of Saturday, 6 January.
  • The case will now be prosecuted by the CPS London Homicide Team.
  • The defendant will appear before Highbury Magistrates' Court on Saturday, 6 January 2024.

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