A 14-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of an 18-year-old man today.

The teen from Barking was arrested on Thursday, September 5, on suspicion of murder Santino Angelo Dymiter at Chadd Green, Plaistow, on Monday, August 26.

He is remanded in custody to appear at Thames Magistrates Court on Saturday, September 7.

Detectives have made an arrest in connection to the fatal stabbing in Newham last week.

18-year-old Santino Angelo Dymiter from Plaistow was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:33pm last month.

Metropolitan Police and the London Ambulance Service were called at around 3:30pm to reports of a critically injured man.

A post-mortem examination held on Wednesday, August 28, at East Ham Mortuary confirmed cause of death as a stab wound.

Homicide detectives from the Specialist Crime Command are investigating.

Detective Chief Inspector Laurence Smith, said: “Santino was stabbed in the street, in the middle of the afternoon. I am certain that this brutal attack, or the aftermath, will have been witnessed by a number of people, some of whom may not have come forward.

“The suspects fled the scene into Pelly Road, in a black Ford S-Max motor vehicle, which was found abandoned soon after in Stansfield Road, E16 with extensive damage and two flat tyres.

“Did you see this vehicle prior or post attack? The scene is close to Plaistow Underground Station and the area would have been busy.”

Any witnesses, or anyone with information, is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3985 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 5133/26Aug.

To remain anonymous, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Any young people who have information about violence or knife crime can visit www.fearless.org where they can pass on information anonymously – your I.P address will not be traced.