A Newham man has been charged with murdering a 14-year-old boy in Hainault.

Marcus Aurelio Arduini Monzo, 36, who police have said lives in the E16 postcode, will appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (May 2) accused of murdering Daniel Anjorin.

Monzo has also been charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of grievous bodily harm, aggravated burglary, and possession of a bladed article.

These charges are in connection with an incident yesterday morning, which saw four people seriously injured - including two police officers.

Police said the families of all those affected have been informed.

Ilford Recorder: Floral tributes were laid in Hainault todayFloral tributes were laid in Hainault today (Image: PA)

Daniel was a pupil at Bancroft's School in Woodford Green, the same school attended by Grace O'Malley-Kumar who was killed in Nottingham last year.

Bancroft's described him as a "gentle character" and a "true scholar", revealing that his death had left the school devastated.

Det Ch Insp Larry Smith, who is leading the investigation, said earlier: “This is a complex investigation due to the number of crime scenes, forensic evidence, hours of CCTV footage and witnesses we need to speak to.

"I know that many people will want answers and we are working to provide them as soon as we can.

"I would also echo previous calls for patience as my officers carry out a painstaking investigation to deliver justice for Daniel, his family, those injured and the wider community.

“We are starting to build a picture of what happened on Tuesday and I want to thank everyone who has come forward to share dashcam, doorbell and mobile phone footage with us.

“Likewise, thank you to witnesses, who were no doubt terrified by what they saw, and who have made vital contributions to our investigation.

"Anyone who has not yet spoken to police and has any information should contact us as soon as possible.”