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Third man charged in connection with murder of Malachi Brooks

News   •   Jan 30, 2018 18:47 GMT

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Detectives have charged a third person in connection with the murder of Malachi Brooks in Wandsworth in March 2017.

[D] Ashrafur Rahman, 23 (23.08.94) no fixed address was charged on Monday, 29 January with arson and perverting the course of justice

He was remanded in custody to appear at Kingtston Crown Court on Friday, 23 February.

He had been arrested on Saturday, 27 January .

Two men have previously been charged with offences connected to Malachi’s murder.

[B] Joel Preddie, 20 (29.08.97) of Chantry Way, Mitcham was charged on Saturday, 2 September 2017 with arson.

[C] Abdul Popatpotra, 26 (20.03.91) of Totterdown Street, SW11 was charged on the same day with arson and perverting the course of justice.

They first appeared in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on Monday, 4 September.

They are due to stand trial at 26 February at a Crown Court yet to be confirmed, on Monday, 26 February 2018.

Malachi, 31, was fatally stabbed in Surrey Lane, Battersea SW11 in the early hours of Tuesday, 28 March 2017.