Teenage boys accused of Harlesden train station shooting remanded in custody

Youths charged with the attempted murder of 27-year-old man

TWO teenage boys have appeared in court accused of the attempted murder of a man who was shot in Harlesden train station.

The 16-year-old youths from the Harlesden area, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were remanded in custody following their appearance at West London Youth Court yesterday (Wednesday).

The 27-year-old victim, who lives in south London, was shot in the back as he entered the station foyer on March 9.

His injuries were not life threatening and he has been discharged from hospital.

Detectives from British Transport Police arrested a total of five people over the weekend in connection with the shooting.

A 16-year-old girl, a 17-year-old youth and a 20-year-old man have since been bailed to return to a police station on March 23.

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THe accused youths will appear before West London Youth Court again on March 24.

Anyone with any information about the incident should contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40 and quote incident 296 of 09/03/10 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.