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Stratford man, 19, charged with murder of fatally stabbed Joshua Bwalya

PUBLISHED: 10:14 11 August 2017

Joshua Bwalya

Joshua Bwalya

Metropolitan Police

A 19-year-old Stratford man has been charged with the murder of 16-year-old Joshua Bwalya who was stabbed to death.

Joshua died last week following a disturbance at a party at the Ripple Centre, Barking, and post-mortem tests found he died from multiple stab wounds.

Kareem Lashley-Weekes, of Maryland Park, Stratford, has been charged with his murder along with Ayrton Ambrose, 19, from Peckham.

The pair are also charged with the attempted murder of a 16-year-old and a 20-year-old man who were found with stab wounds nearby.

Both men will appear at the Old Bailey on Monday. A third man has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Police say they still believe suspects may be at large and want to speak to anyone who saw a group of youths on bicycles in the area.

Det Ch Insp Gary Holmess said: “They were dressed in dark clothing, and some of them are thought to have been wearing bandana-type face coverings and hoods.

“They would have looked out of place and I am certain someone would have seen where they went.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 020 8345 1570 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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