Stratford man, 19, in court charged with murder of teenager Joshua Bwalya

PUBLISHED: 16:46 14 August 2017 | UPDATED: 16:46 14 August 2017

Joshua Bwalya

Joshua Bwalya

Metropolitan Police

A Stratford man has appeared in court today charged with the murder of teenager Joshua Bwalya.

Kareem Lashley-Weekes, of Maryland Park, and Ayrton Ambrose of Glengale Road, Peckham, allegedly stabbed Joshua to death following a disturbance at a party in the Ripple Centre, a community centre in Barking.

Joshua was found lying injured in the street in Movers Lane, near the junction with Ripple Road, early on Wednesday, August 2. Paramedics at the scene declared him dead on arrival.

Post-mortem tests found he had died from multiple stab wounds.

Police also found a 20-year-old man and another 16-year-old boy with stab wounds nearby.

Lashley-Weekes and Ambrose appeared at the Old Bailey charged with Joshua’s murder and two counts of attempted murder.

The 19-year-olds had been remanded in custody ahead of the hearing.

The pair are due to appear in court again on October 30 for a plea hearing.

Latest Newham Stories

Yesterday, 20:48

County Championship, day one: Essex (yet to bat) trail Nottinghamshire (311-6) by 311 runs

Yesterday, 17:30

Read our World Cup blog which will be featuring over the coming weeks. Lane Dias reviews match one on day seven of the tournament.

Yesterday, 17:00

Kingsford Community School’s year seven boys’ football team completed a superb quadruple by lifting the London Cup on Monday, writes Lee Power.

Yesterday, 15:51

NBA returns to the capital for a ninth regular-season game

Yesterday, 15:00

The former Jamaica international has played against Panama twice and knows they can be a tough opponent on their day

Jobi McAnuff
Yesterday, 14:30

Old Loughtonians are hosting the Tom Wilson Memorial Tournament on Saturday, two days ahead of what would have been his 25th birthday.

Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre
Yesterday, 17:46

Detectives have released harrowing CCTV footage which shows a woman being murdered by her jealous ex-boyfriend who was jailed for life today.

Yesterday, 15:26

A woman has died after being knocked down by a bus in Stratford High Street.


Newsletter Sign Up

Newham Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists


Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Read more

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Read more

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now