A man has been charged with the murder of a rapper over the jubilee bank holiday weekend, police have said.
Lamar Jackson, known by his stage name Hypo, was found with stab wounds at 12.10am on Friday in Woodford Green, east London.
The 39-year-old, reported to be the ex-boyfriend of singer Emeli Sande, was treated by paramedics but pronounced dead at the scene.
Laurie John-Philip, 32, of Enfield, north London, was arrested on Saturday and has today been charged with murder and possession of a bladed article.
He will appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court later.
Tributes to Mr Jackson, who was from Hackney, appeared on social media over the weekend.
He is thought to have split up with the Scottish singer in 2017 but the pair remained on good terms.