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Murder charge after body found in Hertfordshire garden

Mujib Rahman Hakim
Image caption Mujib Rahman Hakim was last seen after telling family he was going out to buy cigarettes

A 20-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a street entertainer from Hertfordshire after the discovery of a body in a garden on Saturday.

The body identified as Mujib Hakim, 40, was found by police in the garden of a house in Merton Road, Watford.

Mr Hakim had last been seen alive on 27 May when he left the family home and a missing person alert was raised.

Josh Lewis, 20, of Merton Road, has been charged with murder and is due before Hatfield Remand Court on Monday.

Murder squad detectives were also questioning two other men in connection with Mr Hakim's disappearance and a further three are on police bail after being arrested.

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