Sasha Johnson shooting: Man appears in court charged with conspiracy to murder

29 May 2021, 12:49

A man has been charged with conspiracy to murder over the shooting of Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson.
A man has been charged with conspiracy to murder over the shooting of Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson. Picture: PA

By Kate Buck

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

Cameron Deriggs, of Lewisham, was remanded in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Saturday morning after being charged on Friday night.

27-year-old Oxford graduate Ms Johnson remains in a critical condition in hospital after being injured at a party in Peckham, south-east London in the early hours of Sunday.

Deriggs will next appear in court at the Old Bailey on June 25.

On Wednesday five males were arrested in connection with the incident, and on Friday four of them were released on bail until a date in late June.

Detectives continue to appeal for anyone with information to come forward by calling police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 and providing the reference 1172/23MAY.

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