Man charged with murder after death of man in Dagenham

A man has been charged with a murder in Dagenham.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service at around 1:30am on Saturday April 20 to a 50-year-old man suffering stab injuries in Rothwell Gardens.

Officers attended and their initial investigations quickly led them to a second man suffering critical stab injuries in nearby Flamstead Road.

Haseeb Bhatti

Despite the efforts of emergency services, 23-year-old Haseeb Bhatti died at the scene.

The condition of the 50-year-old man was not life-threatening and he has been discharged from hospital.

The Met investigation led to the arrest of a man in Ashford, Kent, on April 24 and on Friday April 26 the man, Frankie Burletson, 24, f Dagenham was charged murder and GBH with intent.

He appeared at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on the same day and was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on April 30.

Anyone with information or any witnesses are asked to call police on 101, ref 621/20APR.

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