Sasha Johnson: 18-year-old accused of conspiracy to murder

Sasha Johnson: 18-year-old accused of conspiracy to murder

An 18-year-old has been charged with conspiracy to murder after shooting Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson.

The 27-year-old remains in critical condition in hospital after being injured at a party in Peckham, south-east London, in the early hours of Sunday.

Five men were arrested in connection with the incident on Wednesday and four of them were released on bail until late June.

The fifth, Cameron Deriggs, 18, of Bromley Hill, Lewisham, has been charged with conspiracy to murder, Metropolitan Police said.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.

Johnson was at a party in the back garden of a house on Consort Road when four men in dark clothing broke in and shots were fired.

Detectives continue to call anyone with information to come forward by calling the police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 and providing the reference 1172 / 23MAY.

Johnson, a graduate of Ruskin College, Oxford, who has two children, was a leading figure in the anti-racism protests last summer and is a prominent member of the Taking the Initiative party, which she helped found last year and which has been described as “Britain’s first black-led political party”.


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