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Leytonstone double murder: Eighth man charged

EIGHTH MAN CHARGED: Aaron Carriere, left, and Josiah Manful were found stabbed to death in a car outside a residential east London address

POLICE INVESTIGATING the murders of two men found stabbed to death in a car outside a residential east London address have charged a 21-year-old man in connection with the attack.

Alex Bernard is the eight man to be charged with the murders of Aaron Carriere, 21, and Josiah Manful, 20, who were fatally wounded in a black Ford Fiesta car in Letytonstone on March 1. He will appear in court today (June 12).

Mohamed Tiet, 18, Omar Hassan, 21, Devonte Campbell, 19, Casey Jones, 18, Wail-Suleiman Alawi, 23, and a 16 and 17-year-old boy, all from east London, have also been charged with the bloody attack and will appear at the Old Bailey on July 1 for a plea and case management hearing (PCMH).

Chief inspector Neil Attewell said the force are still "keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the attack or the events leading up to the murders".

He said: “We have made a number of arrests but we still require the help and assistance of those in the local community who have any knowledge as to why Aaron and Josiah were brutally targeted. Someone knows the reason why these two young men murdered and I am urging those who hold the information not to remain silent but to come forward.

“Extensive enquires into the events of that day continue and we now know that there were four other vehicles in and around Montague Road at the time of the murders. I am appealing for the occupants of those vehicles to come forward and assist us with our investigation.”

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