London: Boy pleads guilty to murder after fatally stabbing 14-year-old boy

Jermaine Cools was wounded in London Road, Croydon (Image: UKNIP/BPM)

Jermaine Cools was wounded in London Road, Croydon (Image: UKNIP/BPM)

A teenager has pleaded guilty to the murder of a 14-year-old boy who was stabbed to death in the South London.

Jermaine Cools was wounded in the London Road near West Croydon station after a fight between several people.

He was taken to the hospital but died a short time later from multiple stab wounds.

Jermaine became the youngest person to be stabbed and killed on the capital’s streets in 2021, a year in which 30 teenagers lost their lives.

A 17-year-old boy, whose name cannot be released due to his age, has pleaded guilty to murder at a hearing at the Old Bailey.

He had previously admitted possessing a knife in London Road, Croydon, on the same day.

Jermaine’s family sat in Court Two on the first day of the defendant’s trial.

Prosecutor Caroline Carberry KC suggested February 24 as the preliminary sentencing date.

The facts were not clarified and the accused was taken into custody.

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