Two charged with East London rape and murder

POLICE in East London have charged a teenager and a man with the murder rape. They are accused of 25-year-old Lithuanian Paulius Riepsa s killing in Stratford and raping a 24-year-old woman

POLICE in East London have charged a teenager and a man with the murder rape.

They are accused of 25-year-old Lithuanian Paulius Riepsa's killing after his body was found at a house in Stratford occupied by squatters.

The two also face a charge of raping a 24-year-old woman on October 29.

Aivaras Savickas, who is 19, is due to before magistrates at Stratford this-morning (Tuesday).

Remingijus Jakubauskas, 31, appeared in court yesterday when he was remanded in custody to the Old Bailey for a pre-trial hearing on February 15.

Police were alerted by a member of the public at 6.50am on October 31 to reports of a man's body at the house in Carnarvon Road, where they found Paulius. A post-mortem gave the cause of death as a head injury.

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Five others who were also arrested have been bailed to return to an East London police station on January 19.