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Teen convicted of murdering Louis Johnson

|News, Violent crime

A 17-year-old youth has been found guilty of the murder of 16-year-old Louis Johnson who was stabbed with a large knife at East Croydon station on 27 January 2020.

The teen, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was convicted at the Old Bailey today (Friday 18 September) by the jury of one count of murder, having previously pleaded guilty to a count of having an article with a blade.

Mark Paul of the CPS said: “I would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Louis Johnson for the loss of their son.

“Both the defendant and Louis Johnson were 16 at the time of the offence which shows just how tragic this case is.”

“I hope this case sends out a message about the dangers of knife crime. Just carrying a knife in public is illegal and we will prosecute those who commit knife offences to the fullest extent of the law.”

Notes to editors

  • Mark Paul is the Head of Complex Casework Unit at CPS West Midlands.

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