Four teenagers charged with murder over Stratford station death

Crowds at Stratford station on Tuesday night after the assault of John Francis Breen. He has since d

Crowds at Stratford station on Tuesday night after the assault of John Francis Breen. He has since died in hospital and four Ilford teenagers have been charged with his murder. (Pictures: Wendy Dempsey) - Credit: Archant

Four teenage boys have been charged with murdering a 53-year-old in Stratford station on Tuesday evening.

Two 14-year-olds, a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old, all from Ilford, appeared at Stratford Youth Court today over the incident which brought the walkways of the station to a standstill.

Police were called at 5.18pm on Tuesday evening to reports of an assault.

The victim, John Francis Breen, was taken to hospital, but died yesterday afternoon as a result of his injuries.

British Transport Police have since opened a murder investigation.


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The four teenagers have been remanded in custody and are due to appear at the Old Bailey at 9.30am on Monday.

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