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Tower Hamlets murder charge

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Tower Hamlets murder charge

A man has been charged with a murder in Tower Hamlets.

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at approximately 00:55hrs on Saturday, 6 November after reports of a fight on St Anne’s Row, E14.

Officers attended the location and discovered a 24-year-old man suffering a stab wound. He was taken to hospital where he died on the evening of Friday, 12 November.

The man’s next of kin have been informed and he has been named as Karalius Paulius, a Lithuanian national who lived near to the scene in Tower Hamlets. 

On the afternoon of Saturday, 13 November, a 38-year-old man was re-arrested on suspicion of murder.

On Monday, 15 November, the man, Arturas Kurpis, 38, of St Anne’s Row, E14, was charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon. He will appear in custody at Willesden Magistrates' court on 15 November.

This man is one of five males previously arrested by detectives. The four other males are no longer in police custody. Enquiries continue in relation to these four people.

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 401/06Nov. To remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.