Beniamin Pieknyi killing: Three more arrests over Stratford Centre stabbing

Beniamin Pieknyi was stabbed to death at Stratford Centre on Tuesday. Picture: Met Police

Beniamin Pieknyi was stabbed to death at Stratford Centre on Tuesday. Picture: Met Police - Credit: Met Police

Police investigating the fatal stabbing of 21-year-old Beniamin Pieknyi in Stratford Centre have made three further arrests.

Three men – two aged 18 and one 19 – were arrested on suspicion of Beniamin’s murder yesterday.

All three remain in custody at a south London police station.

Detectives on Sunday charged Vladyslav Yakymchuck, a 22-year-old Ukranian, with the murder in the shopping centre in The Broadway and also three robberies, a theft and possessing a bladed article.

Yakymchuck, who has no fixed address, has been remanded in custody to appear at Thames Magistrates Court on a date to be confirmed.

Beniamin, from Milton Keynes, was found suffering from stab wounds after police were called to the centre at 9.30pm on last Tuesday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene an hour later, despite the best efforts of London Ambulance Service medics.

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