Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Myron Yarde: third 17 year old killed in Lewisham in 7 months

The appeal to raise funds for the funeral and memorial to Myron Yarde, the 17 year old stabbed to death in New Cross on Sunday, has raised nearly £10,000 in just a few days (see here)

Flowers and sawdust mark the scene on the corner of Camplin Street/Egmont St -
by the former Royal Archer pub (now converted to flats)
Myron was found fatally injured in Camplin Street SE14. Two people - aged 15 and 16 - have been arrested. His mum died last year, leaving his siblings to arrange his funeral. By all accounts he was a talented up and coming musician, performing as MDot. But the bare fact is another child killed in the streets - the third 17-year-old in Lewisham in just over six months: Shaquan Fearon was stabbed to death in Turnham Road, Brockley, last September, a couple of weeks later Naseem Galleze was killed nearby in St Norberts Road in a car crash during a violent incident.

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