THREE men charged with murdering a stabbed Southampton teenager have appeared in crown court.

Dawid Such was found with a puncture wound to his abdomen following an attack in Langhorn Road, Swaythling, on Sunday, July 24.

The 19-year-old was rushed to hospital but later died of his injuries.

A man linked to the investigation was shot in the hand by armed officers in Beaufort Street, Chelsea, south-west London, at around 9pm on the same evening.

During the police stop, a single shot was fired from a police weapon, hitting one of the men in the car in the hand.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is investigating this incident.

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Four men appeared via video link from HMP Lewes on Monday afternoon for a preliminary hearing.

Ken Mulangala, 20, of Warren Avenue, Southampton; Jordan Gregory Matthews, 20, of Estridge Close, Bursledon; and Donovan Neil Thomas, 35, of Norwood High Street in London; have all been charged with murder.

Billy McIntyre, 23, of Millbrook Road East, in Southampton, has been charged with assisting an offender.

All four men spoke only to confirm their identities.

They were remanded in custody and will next appear to enter their pleas at Winchester Crown Court on Friday, November 18.

Judge Angela Morris also set a start date of February 27, 2023 for the trial.

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