A teenage girl is a third suspect charged with murder after a boy was fatally stabbed in Edmonton.

Taye Faik, 16, was stabbed to death on October 1 in Kendal Gardens, Edmonton. Metropolitan Police officers were called at 11.27pm to reports of the incident and found Taye with stab injuries.

A post-mortem test carried out on October 4 confirmed that he died because of sharp force trauma to the chest.

The 16-year-old from Edmonton, who cannot be named due to their age was initially arrested on November 3. She was bailed while further enquiries were being carried out.

Despite the efforts of emergency services, Taye died at the scene.

The Met said Taye’s family have been informed of the girl’s charge and they continue to receive support from family liaison officers.

The girl charged as third murder suspect will appear in custody at the Old Bailey on Friday (January 5).

Josiah James Semper, 18, of Cromie Close, Palmers Green, was charged on November 17 as part of the investigation.

The second suspect, 20-year-old Bernard Carroll, of Church Street, Enfield, was arrested on November 6 and later charged.

They are both remanded in custody and are next due to appear at the Old Bailey on Friday (February 16).

A further three people, a 20-year-old man and two 22-year-old women were also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offence and remain on bail.

A probe into the crime is ongoing and officers have urged anyone with information to contact their investigation team on this link: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/01MPS23V75-PO1%E2%80%9D

Anonymous tip-offs can be sent to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.