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Man charged with murder of Nigerian Teenager, Daniel Anjorin

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A man has been charged with murder following the death of 14-year-old Daniel Anjorin and the injuries of four others near a London Tube station.

 

Daniel Anjorin was on his way to school when he was killed in a sword rampage in northeast London. Four others, including two police officers, were left needing medical treatment.

 

Two Metropolitan Police officers were among those injured while responding to reports of a sword-wielding attacker in Hainault, northeast London, on Tuesday.

 

The man charged has been named as Marcus Aurelio Arduini Monzo, a 36-year-old dual Spanish-Brazilian national from Newham, east London.

 

He has also been charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of grievous bodily harm, aggravated burglary and possession of a bladed article.

Monzo will appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

 

The families of all those affected by the incident have been informed.

 

Daniel Anjorin attended Bancroft’s private school in Woodford Green, where Nottingham attack victim Grace O’Malley-Kumar also studied.

 

Staff and pupils at the school said they were in “profound shock and sorrow” at his death.

 

Daniel’s family told Sky News he was “a wonderful child” who was “well loved” and “hard working” – and that his death “leaves a gaping wound in the family”.

 

“No family should have to go through what we are experiencing today,” they said. “Any family will understand it’s an absolute tragedy.”

 

Monzo is accused of crashing a van into a fence just before 7am, and attacking two members of the public with a sword.

 

It is alleged he then killed the 14-year-old and seriously injured two police officers as they tried to stop him – one of whom nearly lost her hand.

 

The suspect was initially taken to hospital after suffering injuries in the van crash.

 

Jaswant Narwal, chief crown prosecutor for CPS London North, said: “Our thoughts remain firmly with the family of Daniel and all those who have been impacted by this horrific incident.”

 

“We remind all parties involved that criminal proceedings against the defendant are ongoing and that they have the right to a fair trial,” she added.

 

“It is critical that no information be reported, commented on, or shared online that could jeopardize these proceedings.”

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