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Sasha Johnson: Man charged in connection with attempted murder


A person has been charged in connection with the attempted murder of activist Sasha Johnson.

Ms Johnson, 27, is critically unwell in hospital after being shot in the top at a celebration in Peckham, southeast London, in the early hours of Sunday.

Five males have been arrested in connection with the incident on Wednesday; 4 of them have been launched on Friday on bail till a date in late June.

The fifth male, 18-year-old Cameron Deriggs, from Lewisham, southeast London, has been charged with conspiracy to murder.

He has been remanded in custody and can seem at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.

Police forensic officers search a avenue in Peckham, southeast London, near the place activist Sasha Johnson was shot throughout a celebration

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Ms Johnson was at a celebration in the again backyard when 4 males in darkish clothes burst in and pictures have been fired.

The mother-of-two, an Oxford graduate, is a distinguished determine in the Black Lives Matter motion and is described as “a robust, highly effective voice for our folks and our group” by the Taking The Initiative Party (TTIP), of which she is a member.

The occasion stated Ms Johnson had acquired “quite a few loss of life threats” main as much as the incident, though police have insisted there may be nothing to counsel she was the topic of a focused assault.

In an announcement after the taking pictures, the TTIP stated: “It is with nice disappointment that we inform you that our personal Sasha Johnson has sustained a gunshot wound to her head.

“She is at the moment hospitalised and in a vital situation. The incident occurred in the early hours of this morning, following quite a few loss of life threats.

“Sasha has at all times been actively combating for black folks and the injustices that encompass the black group, in addition to being each a member of BLM and a member of Taking The Initiative Party’s government management committee.”

A person, believed to be aged in his 20s, additionally suffered a “superficial” knife damage throughout the incident, police stated.

Detectives proceed to attraction for anybody with info to come back ahead by calling police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 and offering the reference 1172/23MAY.