13-year-old charged with murder in London

Tuesday 06 May 2014 07.13
The case has been sent to the Old Bailey
The case has been sent to the Old Bailey

A 13-year-old boy has appeared in court charged with murder.

The teenager, who cannot be named because of his age, appeared in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court.

His case was sent to the Old Bailey where a bail hearing has been set for 7 May and a preliminary hearing on 19 May.

The teen was asked to confirm his name, date of birth and address.

The boy, who was remanded in custody, is accused of the murder of 39-year-old Martin Thomas on 22 April.

He died during a break-in and was pronounced dead at his home in Huntingfield Road, Roehampton, south-west London.

A post-mortem examination gave the cause of Mr Thomas's death as haemorrhaging due to a stab wound to the lung, police said.

A 15-year-old boy has already appeared in court charged with murder and has been remanded in custody.