Joel Adesina trial: Duo tried for teenager’s murder from today

Joel Adesina was stabbed to death in December last year

Joel Adesina was stabbed to death in December last year - Credit: Archant

Two men accused of murdering a teenager from Dagenham are due to stand trial at the Old Bailey from today.

George Phillips, of Pitfield Street, Hoxton, and Lincoln Olaribigbe, of Stonegrove, Edgware, have been charged with the death of 15-year-old Joel Adesina.

The promising footballer died after being stabbed in the abdomen on December 5 last year.

Phillips, 21, and Olaribigbe, 23, have also been charged with possession of cannabis.