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East London man Adebayo Amusa remanded to crown court to face Tavis Spencer-Aitkens murder charge

Ipswich Crown Court Picture: ARCHANT

Ipswich Crown Court Picture: ARCHANT

A fourth person has appeared in court charged with the murder of an Ipswich teenager.

Adebayo Amusa, of Sovereign Road, Barking, attended a brief hearing at Suffolk Magistrates’ Court, in Ipswich, via video link from Martlesham Heath police investigation centre this morning.

The 19-year-old was arrested on Tuesday and will remain in custody for his appearance in front of a judge at Ipswich Crown Court this afternoon.

Amusa, wearing a black vest, spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth.

Prosecutor Wayne Ablett told magistrates that the alleged offence was triable only in the crown court and asked for the defendant to be remanded in custody.

No plea or representations were entered on Amusa’s behalf.

Tavis Spencer-Aitkens, 17, suffered a fatal stab wound after being attacked by a group of males at about 4.50pm on Saturday, June 2, in Packard Avenue.

In early June, 22-year-old Aristote Yenge, from Ipswich, and a 16-year-old boy from Colchester, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were both charged with murder.

This week, Callum Platts of no fixed abode, was also charged with murder.

The three are due to appear for a pre-trial hearing at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday.

Two other men, aged 20 and 19, arrested in early June on suspicion of conspiracy to murder, remain on bail until Monday, July 30.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for anyone with information to contact the major investigation team, preferably by uploading information to the online portal mipp.police.uk/operation/804 or by dialling 101 and quoting reference 30192/18. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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