Teenager in court charged with conspiracy to murder Sasha Johnson

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

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

Cameron Deriggs, from Lewisham, south London, appeared at Westminster magistrates court on Saturday morning after being charged on Friday night.

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

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

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.

Johnson, a graduate of Ruskin College, 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”.

Officers are continuing to appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

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