Michael Ugwa killing: Second man charged with murder

Dagenham man charged; Ilford man arrested in connection with murder of Rainham man Michael Ugwa

Two people have been charged - and a further two arrested - after Rainham man Michael Ugwa was fatally attacked at Lakeside last month (April 28) - Credit: Essex Police

A second man has been charged with murder following the stabbing of Rainham father-of-three Michael Ugwa

Michael, 29, was fatally assaulted last Thursday afternoon - April 28 - at the Lakeside shopping centre in Thurrock.

Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he died at the scene.

Muhammad Khan, 54, of no fixed address, Ilford, was arrested in Chiswick yesterday - May 5 - along with a 54-year-old woman.

He has now been charged with murder and affray and appeared at Southend Magistrates’ Court on Friday, May 6.

Khan has been remanded into custody and no pleas have been entered. 

He is next due to appear at Basildon Crown Court on May 10.

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A woman, who was questioned on suspicion of assisting an offender, has been released under investigation.

Khan is the second person to be charged with murder, and the third charged overall.

Brandon Lutchmunsing, 19, of Grafton Way in Dagenham has also been charged with murder and affray.

Twenty-year-old Shannon Weston, of Paddocks Close in Canewdon, has been charged with assisting an offender.

They both appeared at Basildon Crown Court today.

Neither defendant was asked to enter a plea to the charges, with each remanded in custody until a plea hearing on July 1.