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Man charged with murder

PUBLISHED: 15:47 26 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:27 12 August 2010

A LABOURER charged with the murder of a 17-year-old boy is due to appear in court today. Steven Braithwaite, 31, of no fixed abode, allegedly fatally stabbed

A LABOURER charged with the murder of a 17-year-old boy is due to appear in court today.

Steven Braithwaite, 31, of no fixed abode, allegedly fatally stabbed Nilanthan Murddi, in Sumner Street, Croydon, on August 16 this year.

Mr Murddi, a former pupil at Langley Park School for Girls mixed sixth form, in Hawksbrook Lane, Beckenham, was the 23rd teenager to be killed in London this year when he died from a single knife wound to the neck

Mr Murddi's aunt, Usha Muralithanan, 48, paid tribute to her nephew.

She said: "He was a very lively young boy. He was family orientated and helpful. He was studying for his A levels and wanted to help his dad build up their restaurant businesses.

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