The founding member of the Taking the Initiative party which launched last year remains in hospital in a critical condition. Cameron Deriggs, of Bromley Hill, Lewisham, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court this morning in a grey zip-up hoody and jeans. No indication of plea was given. Prosecutor Carol Udenze said: “This offence happened on May 23 at an address where a lady was shot in the head and another person was shot in the foot – this was at a house party.
“The crown’s case is that the defendant in agreement with others conspired to murder somebody at that address.”
Ms Udenze said police do not believe Ms Johnson was the intended victim.
Remanding Deriggs in custody, District Judge Michael Snow said: “This case is sent to the criminal court.
“You will be there on June 25, probably by live link, where the judge will want confirmation of your plea and give directions for the smooth running of your case.”
Members of Deriggs’s family, including his parents, were in the public gallery.
Five males were arrested in connection with the incident on Wednesday.
Four of the suspects were released on bail until a date in late June on Friday, while Deriggs was charged with conspiracy to murder.
Ms Johnson was among 30 guests at a silent disco in the back garden of the home when four men in dark clothing cam through a side gate before shots were fired.
Ms Johnson was shot and a second person suffered a superficial gunshot wound, police said.