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Strawberry Hill stabbing: Man, 19, charged with murder over fatal knifing

A view from the scene after the fatal stabbing (Ayan Omar)
A view from the scene after the fatal stabbing (Ayan Omar)

A 19-year-old man will appear in court on Tuesday charged with fatally stabbing a 21-year-old in a south-west London train station last month.

Dino Donaldson, of Caxton Road, Ealing is accused of the murder of Anojan Gnaneswaran, who was fatally knifed inside Strawberry Hill train station late on Monday, January 8.

Donaldson will also appear at Westminster Magistrates Court charged with two counts of intent to supply a Class A drug.

Detectives were first called to the scene in the suburban railway station at 11.53pm on 8 January following reports of a stabbing.

Despite the efforts of paramedics, Mr Gnaneswaran’s life could not be saved and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

In a tribute to Mr Gnaneswaran released after his death, relatives remembered him as a much-loved son and brother who excelled at sports.

“Anojan was a much-loved son and brother, and we are devastated that his young life has been ended in this way,” they said in a statement.

“He was in his third year at university studying accounting and finance and he was so excited for his future.

“He excelled at all sports and had achieved first-dan black belt in karate – he competed in the World and European championships in karate, and we will all miss him so much.”