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Nine charged after teenager shot and stabbed in Canning Town

Abubakkar ‘Junior’ Jah was killed two years ago (credit: Met Police)

Nine people have been charged in connection with the murder of 18-year-old Abubakkar ‘Junior’ Jah in Canning Town in 2021 and an attempted murder that took place four days before.

Abubakkar ‘Junior’ Jah was shot and stabbed in broad daylight in Coolfin Road at around 2.45pm on Monday, 26 April.

Despite the efforts of emergency services, he died at the scene.

Nine people have been charged over the last couple of weeks in connection with the murder.

Awadh Saleh, 24, of Plaistow was charged on Thursday, 13 April with murder, attempted murder, two counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and possession of a pointed/bladed article. He is due to attend Thames Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 4 May.

Asad Sharif, 28, of Manor Park, Newham was charged on Sunday, 9 April with murder, attempted murder, two counts of possession of a firearm and conspiracy to steal motor vehicles. He appeared at the Old Bailey on Thursday, 13 April, where he was remanded in custody.

Zyon Francis, 23, of Plaistow was charged on Wednesday, 12 April with assisting an offender. He is due to attend Thames Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 4 May.

Rio Burton-Devine, 24, of Islington was charged on Tuesday, 18 April with murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. He is due to attend Thames Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 4 May.

Both Ahmed Kassim, 30, and Makhil Osman, 23, of Newham were charged on Friday, 14 April with assisting an offender, alongside Marcel Burton, 19, of Lambeth, who was also charged on Sunday, 16 April, with assisting an offender. They are all due to attend Thames Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 4 May.

Jessica Hilton, 22, of Dartford, Kent was charged on Sunday, 16 April and Dino Hamza, 25, of Newham was charged on Friday, 14 April with conspiracy to steal motor vehicles. They will appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 4 May.

Met Police say detectives investigating the murder have established some of the suspects are believed to be linked to an attempted murder in Tree Road, Newham on Thursday, 22 April 2021.

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