Man charged with Whitechapel murder

The incident took place in Greatorex Street, Whitechapel (Picture: Archant)

The incident took place in Greatorex Street, Whitechapel (Picture: Archant) - Credit: Archant

A 43-year-old man has been charged with murder after a fatal stabbing in Greatorex Street, Whitechapel.

Ashfav Choudry, 43, of Kensington Avenue, Watford, Hertfordshire is accused of killing 45-year-old Zakariyya Islam.

He will appear in custody at Thames Magistrates’ Court later this morning.

Police were called at around 6.40pm on Monday night where they found a man in his 40s suffering with knife wounds to his upper body.

He died at the scene a short while later.


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Police found a knife near the scene and officers believe the victim and suspect knew each other.

Anyone with information should call the incident room on 0208 345 3985 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.

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