Dagenham man charged with murder of Bromley teenager

Taylor John Williams, 18, died in hospital. Picture: Hampshire Police

Taylor John Williams, 18, died in hospital. Picture: Hampshire Police - Credit: Hampshire Police

A man from Dagenham has been charged with the murder of a Bromley teenager.

Taylor John Williams, 18, died in hospital after being found with stab wounds in a flat in Basingstoke on the evening of Saturday, August 31.

In addition to the murder charge, Olamide Soyege, of Mayswood Gardens, Dagenham, has also been charged with robbery, conspiracy to rob and possession of a bladed article.

The 28-year-old is due to appear at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court today (Thursday, September 5) alongside Paige Taylor, of St Michael's Road, Basingstoke. The 23-year-old has been charged with robbery and conspiracy to rob in connection with Mr Williams' death.

The teenager's family have paid tribute to him, saying: "Words cannot express the way we feel about losing a much loved son and brother.

You may also want to watch:

"Taylor was a charming, loving and funny young man with a large extended family who supported him throughout his years.

"Our Taylor has been taken from us in such a heartbreaking, devastating way but our faith in God is such that we know the Lord will find a way to turn this tragic incident into something positive.

Most Read

"We love you Taylor. Sleep in eternal peace."

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter