Man charged with murder of Mariana Popa in Ilford Lane

Mariana Popa, 24

Mariana Popa, 24 - Credit: Archant

A man has been charged with the murder of Mariana Popa in Ilford Lane.

Farooq Shah, 20, of Station Road, Forest Gate, will appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

Mariana, a prostitute originally from Romania, was found in a post-mortem to have died of shock, haemorrhage and stab wounds.

The 24-year-old was attacked in Ilford Lane just before midnight on Monday of last week.

She collapsed in Pizza and Chicken 4 U, in Ilford Lane, and died at 2am at the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel.