Three teenagers will appear in court charged with the murder of a 19-year-old man in west London.

Metropolitan Police have charged a 16-year-old boy with murder in relation to the death of Lewis Blackman following a party in Logan Place, just north of Earls Court, in the early hours of 18 February.

Another 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy have also been charged with murder, as well as violent disorder.

The suspects will all appear at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Police said they had arrested another 16-year-old, who has been released on bail, while another 16-year-old and a 19-year-old have been released under investigation.

Mr Blackman was the 14th person to be fatally stabbed in the capital in 2018 – and that number rose to 16 just two nights later.