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Charges dropped against Stratford man, 20, in Joshua Bwalya murder case

PUBLISHED: 16:29 11 October 2017

Joshua Bwalya (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Joshua Bwalya (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Metropolitan Police

Murder charges have been dropped against a Stratford man accused of stabbing to death teenager Joshua Bwalya.

Kareem Lashley-Weekes, of Maryland Park, and Ayrton Ambrose, of Glengale Road, Peckham, were held in connection to the 16-year-old’s murder after an attack which injured another 16-year-old boy and a man, 20.

Joshua was found in the street in Movers Lane early on August 2.

Post-mortem tests showed he died from stab wounds to the chest.

The case against the pair, both aged 20, was discontinued at the Old Bailey earlier this week.

They last appeared in court yesterday and had been remanded in custody charged with Joshua’s murder and two counts of attempted murder.

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