Harry was stabbed as he was meeting up with his friends to watch New Year’s fireworks (Picture: PA)
Harry Pitman, who was also 16, had gathered with friends to watch fireworks before he was stabbed to death in Primrose Hill park, Camden, shortly before midnight.
The suspect, who is from Westminster and cannot be named because of his age, is also charged with possessing an offensive weapon.
He was charged in the early hours of Saturday and will face Highbury Magistrates’ Court later.
Lisa Ramsarran, Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for the CPS London Homicide Team, said: ‘The CPS has authorised the Metropolitan Police to charge a 16-year-old boy with murder following the death of Harry Pitman.
‘The 16-year-old, who cannot be named because of his age, is also charged with possessing an offensive weapon.
‘Harry Pitman died after he was stabbed on Primrose Hill on New Year’s Eve.
‘The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings are active and that the defendant has the right to a fair trial.
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Harry was stabbed as he was meeting up with his friends to watch New Year’s fireworks.