AN 18-YEAR-OLD has appeared in court charged with the murder of a teenager found dead in a stairwell.

Sylvester Akapalara, 17, was found on Peckham’s Pelican Estate on December 29 last year suffering gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

In January, leaflets were put out in the area warning people to “stop snitching”, leading to widespread condemnation.

David Nyamupfukudza of Hunsdon Road, New Cross, appeared at the Old Bailey on April 15 charged with the murder.

He is accused alongside Sodiq Adeojo, 18, of Camberwell, and a 17-year-old who cannot be named for legal reasons.

A trial will take place on June 6.