A teenager who was arrested at Gatwick Airport pleaded guilty to manslaughter after a boy died in a stabbing.

The 16-year-old, who cannot be named due to his age, was arrested at Gatwick Airport following a stabbing incident in the capital.

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At 10.33pm on Tuesday, December 20, police were called to Seward Street in Clerkenwell, London, where they found teenager Jamaly Samba Baibu and another 16-year-old boy with stab wounds.

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Officers provided first aid until paramedics and doctors from the London Air Ambulance arrived. Jamaly was pronounced dead at the scene. The second boy's injuries were not life-threatening.

The unnamed teenager was then arrested at Gatwick Airport after landing in the UK on Thursday, December 29, 2022, and charged with murder and grievous bodily harm.

On August 29, 2023, he appeared at the Old Bailey in London for trial where he entered a plea of guilty to manslaughter, which was accepted by the court.

He has been remanded in custody until a sentencing hearing at the same court on Friday, November 17.

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The investigation was led by Detective Chief Inspector Kate Kieran, who said: "While nothing can bring Jamaly back, I am pleased that the guilty plea will save his family from having to endure a murder trial that would have been extremely painful for them.

“My thoughts are with them today.”