Sasha Johnson: 18-year-old charged with conspiracy to murder

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

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

On Wednesday five males were arrested in connection with the incident, and on Friday four of them were released on bail until a date in late June.

The fifth, Cameron Deriggs, 18, of Bromley Hill, Lewisham, has been charged with conspiracy to murder, la polizia metropolitana ha detto.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Westminster magistrates court on Saturday.

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

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

Johnson, a graduate of Ruskin College, in Oxford, who has two children, was a leading figure in last summer’s anti-racism protests 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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