TWO 16-year-old boys have been charged with murdering a teenager who was stabbed to death outside a KFC.
The pair appeared before Highbury Corner JPs on Saturday over the killing of Josiph Beker, also known as Youssef Karim Hasan Al-Bayjani.
They were remanded in custody as the case was sent to the Old Bailey.
Their alleged victim, 17, was stabbed several times in Edgware Road, Central London, on Tuesday.
An 18-year-old has been bailed pending further investigation, the Metropolitan Police said.
The Sun told how CCTV footage captured the horrifying moment Beker was knifed on Tuesday afternoon in front of horrified KFC diners.
It shows a mass brawl breaking out in front of the chicken shop‘s doorway, before Beker is pushed to the ground and stabbed several times.
His attackers then flee down the road as he staggers to the floor.
He was the seventh person to be murdered in London in just nine days – and the 21st teenager killed this year.
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Paying tribute at the scene, a pal said: “He had a really good heart.
“On the day some boys were trying to mess with me, he stopped them and that was just about half an hour before it happened.
A relative added: “He’s an angel and he’s in heaven now, a better place than here.”
“We’re just praying that this has to stop. No-one can really grieve because you just have to pretend it hasn’t happened.”
DCI Andy Partridge, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “This awful attack took place in broad daylight in a busy part of central London.
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“A teenager with his whole life ahead of him has been taken away from his family who have been left heartbroken.
“We know that lots of people were in the area at the time and may well have seen what unfolded.
“We need them to do the right thing and get in touch right away with what they saw along with any images or moving footage captured before, during or after the attack.”
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