Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of Hussain Chaudhry in Walthamstow have charged a man with murder


Marvin Ward, 18  of Westwood Road, Ilford will appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 22 March.



He was charged on Sunday, 21 March, with the murder of Hussain Chaudhry. He was also charged with two counts of attempted murder, relating to a man in his 20s and a woman in her 40s who sustained slash injuries during the incident. In addition, he was charged with robbery and possession of an offensive weapon.

Police were called at approximately 5.20pm on 17 March to reports of a stabbing on Lea Bridge Road, near the junction with Grove Road, E17. Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service. Hussain, who was 18 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene. His family are being supported by specialist officers.




A post-mortem examination held on 18 March gave cause of death as hypovolemic shock and a stab wound to the neck.

Two other people – a man in his 20s and a woman in her 40s – were found with slash injuries to their hands. They were taken to an east London hospital for treatment. They are both related to the deceased and have both now been discharged from hospital.

Any witnesses who are yet to speak with police, or anyone with information, are asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 1570 or 101 and quote CAD 5697/17Mar. Information can also be tweeted to @MetCC. To remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers.