Man has died after being found injured in North Woolwich

‘He was dragged into street by his ankles’, say police

A man has died, 18 days after apparently being left critically injured in a street in North Woolwich.

He has been named by police as Zahir Bouchia, 48, of Shaw House, Claremont Street.

He was found lying in Woodman Parade, Woodman Street at around 8.20pm on May 21 and died at The Royal London Hospital in the early hours of yesterday.

A post mortem to discover the cause of his death is being held today at Poplar Mortuary.

Detectives from the Homicide and Serious Crime Command are appealing for information.

Detective Chief Inspector John Nicholson said: “We believe that Mr Bouchia was assaulted at a property in Shaw House.

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“He was then dragged by his ankles to the corner of Claremont Close and Woodman Parade where he was dumped until emergency services attended.

“I would urge any witnesses to come forward and help us bring those responsible to justice”.

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 0208 345 3985. Alternatively, to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

* A man has been charged with GBH with intent and is waiting trial at Inner London Crown Court while a woman is on bail pending further inquiries.