Eighteen year old Marvin Ward, from Ilford, has been charged with the murder of East London teenager Hussain Chaudhry.
Ward, who was due to appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court today, has also been charged with two counts of attempted murder relating to a man in his 20s and a woman in her 40s (thought to be Hussain’s brother and mother) who sustained slash injuries during an incident last Wednesday.
In addition, Ward was charged with robbery and possession of an offensive weapon.
Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of law student Chaudhry in Walthamstow have also made further arrests.
An 18-year-old was arrested on suspicion of murder at an address in Bedfordshire on Sunday. Another 18-year-old man was arrested at the same location on suspicion of assisting an offender. Both remain in custody.
Police were called at approximately 5:20pm on March 17 to reports of a stabbing in Walthamstow. Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service. Hussain, who was 18 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene. His family are being supported by specialist officers.
A post-mortem examination held on March 18 gave cause of death as hypovolemic shock and a stab wound to the neck.
The two other people injured in the incident were taken to an east London hospital for treatment. They have both now been discharged from hospital.
Meanwhile, a fundraiser set up by Hussain’s family to fund charitable projects in his honour has so far raised nearly £65,000.
The message on the fundraising page reads: “Asalaamu alaikum, Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un (To God we belong and to Him we return). We are deeply grieved by the loss of our beloved Hussain and respectfully ask for privacy and space to come to terms with this tragic situation.
“We thank everyone from our hearts for their kindness, compassion, condolences, prayers and goodwill. This projects page is to ensure that Hussains legacy continues in an organised manner for charitable causes. We have no other comment at this time. Thanking all for your goodwill, prayers and compassion.”
Any witnesses who are yet to speak with police, or anyone with information, are asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 1570 or 101 and quote CAD 5697/17Mar. Information can also be tweeted to @MetCC. To remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers.