Second man charged with murder of Keith Sinclair, 60, in Bow Common

Flowers for Keith Sinclair, 60. at spot in Bow Common where he was stabbed. Picture: MIKE BROOKE

Flowers for Keith Sinclair, 60. at spot in Bow Common where he was stabbed. Picture: MIKE BROOKE - Credit: Archant

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing in east London of 60-year-old Keith Sinclair in Bow Common have arrested and charged a second man with his murder.

Bow Common Lane where stabbing occured. Picture: MIKE BROOKE

Bow Common Lane where stabbing occured. Picture: MIKE BROOKE - Credit: Archant

Peter Totton, 19 was arrested on Tuesday “on suspicion of murder and GBH” and was charged last night, Scotland Yard has confirmed.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Redbridge Magistrates’ Court later today.

The first man arrested, Patrick Dunn, 24, was arrested last Thursday and charged the next day with murder and grievous bodily harm. He appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Saturday when he was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey yesterday, to be further remanded in custody. A provisional trial date for him has been set for October.

A 41-year-old woman was also arrested last Thursday on suspicion of murder, who was bailed pending further police enquiries.

Bow Common Lane where stabbing occured. Picture: MIKE BROOKE

Bow Common Lane where stabbing occured. Picture: MIKE BROOKE - Credit: Archant


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Keith Sinclair, born at Mile End who grew up in the neighbourhood, was one of two men stabbed in Bow Common Lane late at night on April 23.

The other man, aged 54, was found on the pavement outside a block of flats in Bow Common Lane and was taken to hospital with head injury and a stab wound. He told officers before going to hospital that another man was injured.

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Officers found Keith inside the block and gave first aid before an ambulance arrived, but he died at 6am the next morning before he could be taken to hospital. A post-mortem examination at Poplar Mortuary gave cause of death as stab wounds.

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