Two Bedfordshire teens arrested over fatal stabbing of student

Detectives investigating the murder of a student have arrested two teenagers in Bedfordshire.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 12:50 pm
Updated Monday, 22nd March 2021, 1:46 pm

Hussain Chaudhry, 18, died in Walthamstow on Wednesday, March 17, after he was stabbed in the neck.

An 18-year-old was arrested on suspicion of murder at an address in Bedfordshire yesterday (Sunday), while another 18-year-old man was arrested at the same location on suspicion of assisting an offender. Both remain in custody.

Prior to the duo's arrests, Marvin Ward, 18, of Ilford, was also charged yesterday with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, robbery and possession of an offensive weapon.

18-year-old Hussain Chaudhry died after he was stabbed in the neck

Mr Ward will appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court today (Monday).

Officers from the Met were called to reports of the stabbing on Lea Bridge Road, near the junction with Grove Road in Walthamstow, at approximately 5.20pm on Wednesday, March 17.

Police attended along with the London Ambulance Service and found 18-year-old Mr Chaudhry with stab injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination held the following day gave his 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.

In a statement to media, Mr Chaudhry's family said: “We are deeply grieved by the loss of our beloved Hussain and respectfully ask for the privacy and space to come to terms with this tragic situation.

"We thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for their kindness, compassion, condolences, prayers and goodwill. We have no other comment at this time.”

Detective Chief Inspector Perry Benton, from the Met's specialist crime command, added: "A young man has lost his life in tragic circumstances and my thoughts remain with his family and friends at this awful time.

“I am continuing to appeal for any witnesses to come forward and speak with my team. Any piece of information could prove to be vital.”

Any witnesses who are yet to speak with police are asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 1570 or 101 and quote CAD 5697/ 17 Mar. To remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.