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UPDATED: Third man charged with South Norwood murder

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UPDATED: Third man charged with South Norwood murder

Detectives investigating the murder of a man following the discovery of a body in South Norwood have charged a third man.

[C] Vijay Pethuru 23 (06.03.99) of Elgin Road, Croydon was arrested on 11 August and charged with murder the next day. He is due to apear at Croydon Magistrates' Court on Saturday, 13 August.

[B] Darren Parchment, 20 (16.02.02) of Melrose Avenue, SW16 was charged with murder on Friday, 12 August. He appear in custody at Croydon Magistrates’ Court later the same day. He was remanded to appear at the Old Bailey on Monday, 15 August.

Previously, [A] Agash Jeyanandam, 23 (25.08.98), of Stonecroft Way, Croydon, was arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday, 8 August and charged the following day.

He appeared in custody at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 10 August and was remanded to appear at the Old Bailey on Friday, 12 August. He has been further remanded in custody ahead of an expected trial in July 2023.

Police were called at 05:34hrs on Sunday, 7 August after concerns were raised for the wellbeing of a person who had been found unresponsive in Station Road.

Officers attended with the London Ambulance Service and a man, aged 59, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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