Teenager in court charged with conspiracy to murder Sasha Johnson

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An 18-year-old man has appeared in court on charges of conspiracy to murder in connection with the shooting of Black Lives activist Matter Sasha Johnson.

Johnson, 27, was shot dead at a party in Peckham, south-east London, in the early hours of Sunday and remains in critical condition in hospital.

Cameron Deriggs, of Lewisham, south London, appeared in Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Saturday morning after being indicted on Friday evening.

He was one of five men arrested Wednesday in connection with the incident. The other four have since been released on bail until the end of June.

Deriggs has been remanded in custody and will appear at the Old Bailey on June 25.

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.

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 the year last and which has been described as “Britain’s first black-led political party”.

Officers continue to call anyone with information to come forward.

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