Stratford stabbing: Three men charged with killing Beniamin Pieknyi

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

Detectives investigating the killing of Beniamin Pieknyi in Stratford have charged three more men in connection with his death.

Kevin Duarte, 18, Alexis Gabriel Da Costa Varela, 19, and Mario Zvavamwe, 18, all from Newham, were charged with manslaughter and violent disorder.

They are set to appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court today.

The charges come after Vladyslav Yakymchuck, 22, of no fixed abode, was charged on Sunday with Beniamin’s murder.

He has since been further charged with three counts of robbery, one count of theft and possession of a bladed article, and is set to appear at the Old Bailey today.


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Beniamin, 21, a Romanian national who lived in Milton Keynes, died after being stabbed at the Stratford Centre at around 9.30pm on Tuesday last week.

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