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Man in court after burned body discovered by roadside

PUBLISHED: 13:15 12 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:57 05 October 2010

A MAN has appeared in court charged with the East London murder of 60-year-old Sher Khan, whose burning body was found on the embankment of the M45 motorway in Warwickshire. He is Irshad Wali from Plaistow, who appeared at Stratford Magistrates’ court on Jan 10 when he was remanded in custody until February 13

A MAN has appeared in court charged with the East London murder of 60-year-old Sher Khan, whose burning body was found on the embankment of the M45 motorway in Warwickshire.

He is Irshad Wali from Crofton Road in Plaistow, who appeared at Stratford Magistrates’ court on Saturday (Jan 10) when he was remanded in custody until February 13. Four others have been released with no further action.

The dead man lived in East London, where detectives believe he was killed. A post mortem gave cause of death as head and neck injuries.

Warwickshire Police launched a murder investigation following the discovery of his body at 1.30pm on December 12.

But the investigation was transferred to the Met Police last Thursday when it was discovered Mr Khan came from East London.

Detectives believe his body was taken 100 miles to Warwickshire by car on December 30, dumped, then set on fire. The car is then believed to have been driven back to London the same day.

An incident room has been opened by the Met’s East London Homicide & Serious Crime Command at Barking, under Det Con Simon Moring.


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