Essex

Tajwar Alam charged with murdering Hassan Mohammed in Southend

  • 13 July 2014
  • From the section Essex
Hassan Mohammed Image copyright Contributed by Essex Police
Image caption Hassan Mohammed was found stabbed in Southend

A student has been charged with murdering a 24-year-old man who was stabbed in Essex.

Hassan Mohammed, from Camberwell in south London, was stabbed twice in York Road, Southend, on 7 July.

A post-mortem examination showed he died from blood loss from stab wounds.

Tajwar Alam, 18, of Sleaford Road in Tottenham, has been charged with his murder and possessing a bladed instrument. He will appear before Southend Magistrates' Court on Monday.

Mr Mohammed's family said: "Hassan was a very friendly, caring person.

"He grew from a boy into a man and was a protector and best friend to his family.

"He was loved by all."

A youth of 17, from north London, is also due to appear in court charged with firearms offences and possessing cannabis with intent to supply.

A second 17-year-old, from Southend, remains in custody.

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