Westfield Stratford stabbing: Two murder suspects arrested

Liam Woodards
Image caption Post-mortem tests showed Mr Woodards died from a stab wound

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a 24-year-old man who was stabbed at Westfield shopping centre in east London.

Liam Woodards, of Stratford, died after a fight at the shopping centre on Friday afternoon.

The two men, aged 20 and 19, were previously arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of violent disorder.

Nine people have been charged with violent disorder in connection with the death.

Michael Alvaranga, 23 of Leytonstone, and Javin Righbie, 22, of Stratford, appeared at Barkingside Magistrates' Court and were remanded in custody until 9 July.

Michael Ndefo, 21, and Rhys Regisford, 20, both from Plaistow; Jason Vaughan, 24, and Danny Caton, 23, from Stratford; and Jerome McLeish, 20, of Victoria Docks; were remanded in custody by Thames magistrates until 9 July.

Tony Caton, 21, of Stratford, and Emmanuel Oloyede, 19, of Plaistow, were released on bail until 30 July.

A 23-year-old man arrested on Friday was later cautioned for affray and released with no further action while a 20-year-old man, also arrested in connection with the investigation, has been bailed to return to an east London police station on a date in July pending further inquiries.

Detectives have called for witnesses to come forward.

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