Teen charged with murder of boy, 18, who died in his mum's arms after being stabbed 'defending family'

A TEEN has been charged with murdering an 18-year-old boy who died in his mum's arms after being stabbed while defending his family.

Hussain Chaudhry was knifed in the neck as he and his family allegedly fought off a robber trying to steal a designer jacket outside their home in east London.

The first year law student at SOAS University in London was declared dead at the scene.

His mum and brother suffered slash wounds to their hands in the attack but have since been released from hospital.

Police today confirmed an 18-year-old boy has been charged with murder.

Marvin Ward has also been charged with two counts of attempted murder, robbery and possession of an offensive weapon.

He is due to appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

'DEEPLY GRIEVED'

A 16-year-old boy who was arrested in connection with the investigation has been released under investigation.

A post-mortem examination gave Hussain's cause of death as hypovolemic shock and a stab wound to the neck.

Hussain's heartbroken family yesterday paid tribute to the tragic teenager.

They said in a statement: "We are deeply grieved by the loss of our beloved Hussain and respectfully ask for the privacy and space to come to terms with this tragic situation.

"We thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for their kindness, compassion, condolences, prayers and goodwill. We have no other comment at this time.”

'DIED IN MUM'S ARMS'

His sister Afia Ahmed Chaudhry previously revealed Hussain died in his mum's arms after the bloodbath.

She said: "Yesterday my beautiful baby brother left this world the same way he came in, cradled in my mother's arms.

"He died defending his family. His eyes were bright, his face showed no pain, he was at peace.

"To God we belong & to Him we return. You're home now baby, I'll see you soon."

A Launch Good fundraiser for legacy projects in honour of Hussain has received almost £50,000 in donations.

Police confirmed extra officers will be patrolling the streets to help reassure the community.

They yesterday released a fresh appeal for information following the stabbing.

Detective Chief Inspector Perry Benton, from the Met's Specialist Crime Command, said: "A young man has lost his life in tragic circumstances and my thoughts remain with his family and friends at this awful time.

“I am continuing to appeal for any witnesses to come forward and speak with my team. Any piece of information could prove to be vital.”

Anyone with information has been asked to call police on 101 or 020 8345 1570 quoting CAD 5697/17Mar.



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