Westfield Stratford killing of Liam Woodards: Man is remanded in custody to the Old Bailey accused of murder

Man remanded in custody accused of murder

A second person re-appeared in court today accused of the murder of Liam Woodards at Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre.

Riaz Anderson, 18, of Essex Close, Walthamstow, was charged with the murder and also with violent disorder.

He re-appeared in custody at Thames Magistrates Court today following an appearance on Friday and was remanded to the Old Bailey on October 19.

Another person, a teenager, has already appeared in court accused of Mr Woodards murder, on June 29.

The 17-year-old, from Hackney, appeared in custody at the Old Bailey last Wednesday.

He had been remanded in custody to appear at the Central Criminal Court by Redbridge Magistrates just two days earlier.

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He was remanded in custody again to re-appear at the Old Bailey on October 17 where he will face a plea and directions hearing.

Another 17-year-old, from Plaistow, appeared in custody at Thames Magistrates Court last Wednesday accused of violent disorder at Westfield.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Stratford Youth Court today Wednesday July 18.

Eleven men have also been accused of violent disorder over the incident in which Mr Woodards, of Grange Road, Plaistow, lost his life.

Nine were remanded in custody to various dates to three different courts and two were remanded on bail, all until July 30.

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