Camden stabbings: Teen charged over murders of two young men killed within hours of each other

A teenager was appearing in court today charged with murdering two young men and attacking two others in a single night in Camden. 

Isaiah Popoola, 18, is charged with the murders of Abdikarim Hassan and Sadiq Aadam Mohamed last Tuesday.

He is also accused of grievous bodily harm in stabbing a 17-year-old and attempted grievous bodily harm in an attack on a 24-year-old.

Popoola, of Fitzrovia, who is due to appear at Highbury magistrates’ court today, was arrested after police linked attacks on three young men within a two-mile radius of each other.

Stab victim Sadiq Mohamed

A silver Mercedes was seen speeding away from the scene of a non-fatal stabbing in Aldenham Street at around 8pm. Then police were called to an attack in Bartholomew Road and found 17-year-old Abdikarim. He had suffered a stab wound to the chest.

The 17-year-old victim was named locally as Abdikarim Hassan

Shortly after 10pm Sadiq, 20, the third man in his family to be stabbed to death in the past five years, was found dying in Belsize Park.

Detectives are investigating a blue van seen near the two murders and later found, burned out, on an estate near Tufnell Park. Anyone with information is asked to call police 020 8345 3734, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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