Two men charged with the murder of Alimuz Zaman in east London

Alimuz Zaman, 23.

Two men have been charged with the murder of Alimuz Zaman in east London on Sunday 26 May.

The 23-year-old was chased and stabbed up to seven times in Mile End.

He was ambushed 200 yards from his home as he went to buy food for iftar, after breaking up a fight between two groups of men earlier in the day.

Mr Zaman collapsed in a pool of blood outside a children’s play centre in St Paul’s Way at about 4.30pm on Sunday. Medics fought hard to save him but he died in hospital.

A 25-year-old man was also stabbed as he rushed to Mr Zaman’s aid. He remains in hospital with injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening.

Alimal Islam, 19, and Mofizur Rahman, 19, both from east London, were charged with murder on Thursday 30 May.

They were also each charged with one count of grievous bodily harm on a second victim on the 25-year-old stab victim.

The appeared at Thames Magistrates’ yesterday where they were both remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on a date to be confirmed.

Both were arrested along, with two other men, on suspicion of murder on Monday 27 May.

The two other men who are both aged 23 have been bailed to return on a date in late June.

Mr Zaman’s death marks the 50th murder investigation launched in London so far this year and the 31st fatal stabbing in the capital this year.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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