Man charged with 2006 shooting murder in Hornchurch

James Tomkins (left) and Rocky Dawson
Image caption James Tomkins is charged with Rocky Dawson's murder

A man has been charged with the murder of an electrician who was killed in a drive-by shooting in east London.

Rocky Dawson, 24, was shot dead outside his parent's home in Ardleigh Green Road, Hornchurch, in May 2006.

James Tomkins, 61, has been charged with murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Mr Tomkins, who was charged as he reached Heathrow after being extradited from Spain, will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

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