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Further charge and arrest in Daniel Laksos murder investigation

News   •   May 19, 2021 13:00 BST

[Victim: Daniel Laskos]

Detectives investigating the murder of Daniel Laskos have charged another man and made a further arrest.

[G] Rakeem Green-Matthews, 18 (12.09.02) of Romford will appear in custody at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 19 May charged with murder. He was arrested on Monday, 17 May.

On Tuesday, 18 May [H] an 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder; he remains in custody at an east London police station.

Three other males have previously been charged with murder.

[A] A 15-year-old male, was arrested on Friday, 7 May on suspicion of murder. On Wednesday, 12 May he was charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

[B] Joshua Kerr, 18 (18.02.03) of Romford, was arrested on Friday, 7 May on suspicion of murder. On Wednesday, 12 May he was charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

[D] Callum Hands, 19 (26.03.02), of Romford was arrested on Sunday, 9 May on suspicion of murder. On Wednesday, 12 May he was charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

All three appeared at Barkingside Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, 12 May where they were remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Friday, 14 May.

They were further remanded in custody to next appear at the Old Bailey on 30 July.

Previously, three other males were arrested in connection with the incident.

The first, a 16-year-old male [C], was arrested on Friday, 7 May on suspicion of affray.

The second, an 18-year-old man [E], was arrested on Monday, 10 May on suspicion of murder.

The third, a 24-year-old man [F], was arrested on Tuesday, 11 May on suspicion of murder.

‘C’, ‘E’ and ‘F’ have all been released on bail to return at a date in early June.

The charges relate to the murder of 16-year-old Daniel Laskos who was fatally stabbed in Church Road, Harold Wood on Friday, 7 May.

Detectives continue to investigate and are appealing for anyone with information to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 6572/07May.

Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111.