Junior Nkwelle
Junior Nkwelle

A girl and a boy will appear in court today charged with stabbing to death "role model" teenager Junior Nkwelle in south London.

Budding football coach Junior, 15, was stabbed to death on Brixton's Loughborough Estate on 27 September. Police said they did not think his death was gang-related.

The 14-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy will appear in the dock at the Old Bailey charged with his murder. The pair's youth means they could not be named.

Members of the community have gathered for a vigil in the wake of Junior's slaying. His mother, relatives and friends were all in attendance.

Youth support worker Solomon Smith, 27, said Junior was "a very good footballer" and "a very quiet guy. You wouldn't think anything like this would happen to him."

Junior's mother told The Sun that he was "never in a gang" and used to write a list of his ambitions every day.