Man charged with businessman Zdenek Makar’s murder in Poplar due in court

Zdenek Makar was returning from a drinks party.

Zdenek Makar was returning from a drinks party. - Credit: MPS

Detectives have charged a man with the murder of Zdenek Makar in London’s East End, Scotland Yard confirmed today.

Police are on the scene.

Police are on the scene. - Credit: MPS

The 31-year-old Czech businessman was found dying outside All Saints DLR station in East India Dock Road in Poplar when police answering a 999 call shortly before midnight on Wednesday. He died at the scene at 20 minutes later.

It followed what was reported as a row involving a group of youths at a nearby chicken take-away.

A post-mortem at Poplar mortuary put cause of death as traumatic haemorrhage.

Police made three arrests following the incident. They have charged Raymond Sculley, 29, from Sherman House in Aberfeldy Street, off East India Dock Road, who appears in custody at Thames Magistrates’ Court tomorrow charged with Zdenek’s murder.


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Others arrested on Friday, two youths aged a 19 and 16, have been released on police bail pending further investigations. Both are due to return in early October.

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