Walthamstow stabbing: Boy, 16, charged with murder after Renell Charles, 16, is knifed to death outside school | The Sun

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy has been charged with murder after knifing another teenager, 16, to death.

Renell Charles died after being stabbed outside a school in Walthamstow, London on Friday.

Emergency services raced to Kelmscott School on Markhouse Road around 4pm but Renell was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.

A post mortem found Renell died of a stab wound to the chest.

Cops said the teenager was charged last night and will appear in custody at Stratford Magistrates' Court today.

Renell's family continue to be supported by specialist officers, say the Met Police.

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The school's "devastated" headteacher, Sam Jones, confirmed that Renell was a pupil there.

He said in a statement: "A Kelmscott student was tragically killed in a senseless knife attack.

"This is the darkest of days for the student's family and the Kelmscott community more broadly."

In a separate statement released through Waltham Forest Council, Mr Jones added: "I cannot overstate how devastated I am by today's senseless violence and I am sure the Kelmscott community shares my grief and sadness.

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"Kelmscott is a large and tight-knit family and this loss will be felt for a long time to come.

"I urge our community to remain respectful of the victim's family and the police investigation.

"We will be offering counselling and support to pupils affected by this tragedy."

Councillor Grace Williams, Leader of Waltham Forest Council, said: "A 16 year-old boy has died senselessly in our borough.

"Nobody should have to deal with the loss of somebody so young and my heart goes out to the family and friends of the deceased.

"Their loss is our loss. The people of Waltham Forest and beyond will be shocked by this senseless act."

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