Second man charged with murder of a man in Battersea

murder probe in battersea

Police investigating the murder of a man in Battersea have charged a second person with murder

Jaden Richards, 19, of Strasburg Road, Wandsworth, was charged with murder on the evening of Friday, 31 May.

He will appear in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, 1 June.

Police were called to Charlotte Despard Avenue, SW11, at 16.32hrs on Saturday, 25 May.

Officers attended and found a 46-year-old man suffering a head injury. London Ambulance Service attended and the man was taken to hospital. Sadly, he died in hospital on Tuesday, 28 May.

The victim has been named as Brazilian national, Iderval da Silva, aged 46.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

The murder investigation led by detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command continues.

A 16-year-old appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 31 May charged with murder. He was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, 4 June.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested near to the scene on suspicion of grievous bodily harm on the day of the incident. He was taken to a west London police station and has been bailed to return on a date in early June pending further enquiries.