Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a man in Ilford on Thursday have charged two men in connection with a murder in Ilford.
Ashraf Binabdulaziz, 24, (21.08.1997), and Abubakar Binabdulaziz, 18, (22.06.2003), both of Eton Road, Ilford, have been charged with the murder of 18-year-old Kamran Khalid.
They will appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court today, Tuesday, 2 November.
Police were called to Harrow Road, Ilford at 03:54hrs on Thursday, 28 October following reports of a fight.
Officers attended with medics from the London Ambulance Service and the London Air Ambulance.
They found a man who had been stabbed.
He was treated at the scene but despite the best efforts of the emergency services he was pronounced dead a short time later.
He has since been identified as 18-year-old Kamran Khalid. His family is being supported by specialist officers.
Local residents spoke out following today’s shocking events.
Nick, 34, described Ilford as “a s***hole” and said people “from nearby roads” often hang about the area.
An 80-year-old resident who lives directly above the crime scene and who asked to remain anonymous said: “I have been awake during the night, I have seen everything down the road here, activity all night long.”
Mohammad Naveed, 43, said: “It’s hell here. It’s like a jungle in London.
“It’s not safe there to hang on the streets here in the night.
“My kids do not even want to go out in the park,
The 18-year-old’s mother, who asked that her son’s name be withheld for the moment, described him as “an innocent person” who was “in the wrong place at the wrong time.
His brother, also at the scene, said the victim was ” a budding entrepreneur”.
The “quiet residential” area is being patrolled by at least four police officers and two forensic workers. A trail of blood can be seen leading from the crime scene around the corner.