London teenager in custody pending trial over death of BLM activist

Agency Reporter

An 18-year-old man appeared in court in London on Saturday charged with conspiracy to murder, local media reported, after a Black Lives Matter (BLM) activist was shot at a house party in London on May 23.

Sasha Johnson, 27, was at a house party in Southwark in the early hours of Sunday when four men, who were dressed in dark clothing, entered the property from the garden and began shooting.

Johnson, who was shot in the head, remained in a critical condition in hospital.

Accused Cameron Deriggs was remanded in custody until his next court appearance on June 25, the Press Association reported.

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Police on Wednesday arrested five people in connection with the incident and released four of them on bail two days later.

The fifth individual, an 18-year-old man from Lewisham in south London, has been remanded in custody and will appear in court on Saturday.

Johnson is an active member in the British BLM movement and a member of the Taking The Initiative Party.

Police previously said her shooting was not connected to her activism, however, her party have said they are still concerned for her safety. (dpa/NAN)

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