Sasha Johnson shooting: Four deny plot to murder

Cameron Deriggs, 18, of Bromley, Devonte Brown, 19, of Peckham, Troy Reid, 20, of Southwark, and Prince Dixon, 25, of Gravesend, Kent, all denied conspiracy to murder.

<p>Sasha Johnson was found with life-threatening injuries in Southwark, London, on Sunday (23 May) (Photo: Shutterstock)
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Sasha Johnson was found with life-threatening injuries in Southwark, London, on Sunday (23 May) (Photo: Shutterstock)

Four men have pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to murder after a Black Lives Matter activist was shot in south London.

Sasha Johnson, a 27-year-old mother of two, was shot in the head in the garden of a house party in the early hours of May 23, 2021.

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Cameron Deriggs, 18, of Bromley, Devonte Brown, 19, of Peckham, Troy Reid, 20, of Southwark, and Prince Dixon, 25, of Gravesend, Kent, all denied conspiracy to murder at a hearing at the Old Bailey today (Tuesday, December 21).

They also all pleaded not guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life.

Ms Johnson, a well-known anti-racism campaigner, was hospitalised immediatley after the shooting at a property in Consort Road, Peckham, where she remains in a stable but serious condition.

She has undergone two operations to release pressure on her brain.

The four men appeared at the Old Bailey by video link from Belmarsh prison.

All four were remanded in custody, with the next hearing due to be held on February 21, 2022.

The trial date has been set for March 7.