A 14 and 15-year-old have been charged with murder after a disabled teenager was stabbed to death in Sydenham.

Levi Ernest-Morrison, 17, died yards from his home at the junction of Hazel Grove and Sydenham Road on the evening of April 10.

The pair have today also been charged with possession of an offensive weapon.

They were remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Thursday.

A 17-year-old and 36-year-old Nichola Leighton, of Lockwood Close, Sydenham, have already been charged with murder.

They have both been remanded in custody after appearing at the Old Bailey. Their next court date awaits.

A post-mortem examination gave Levi’s preliminary cause of death as a stab wound leading to catastrophic bleed.

Homicide detectives are appealing for any of Levi’s friends or acquaintances to come forward.

Levi’s mother, who did not wish to be named, paid tribute to her son, who she said loved helping others despite his own additional needs, which included autism and a drop foot caused by nerve damage.

His mother said his disability, which required him to use a walking stick, made him “like a target.”

Levi attended the Kaleidescope support group in nearby Lewisham, where he received support for his special needs.

Anyone who has information and wants to speak with police should call 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 6072/10APR.