Two more arrested in connection with death of man at Lakeside shopping centre

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Detectives investigating the death of Michael Ugwa at Lakeside shopping centre in Thurrock have made two more arrests.

Mr Ugwa, 29, was attacked shortly before 4.30pm on Thursday April 28 and died at the scene.

Yesterday, a man and a woman were arrested in Chiswick.

The 22 year-old man from Ilford is being questioned on suspicion of murder and possession of Class A drugs while the 54 year-old woman from Croydon is in custody on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Two people have already been charged in connection with the investigation.

Brandon Lutchmunsing, 19, of Grafton Road, Dagenham has been charged with murder and affray.

Shannon Weston, 20, of Paddocks Close, Canewdon, has been charged with assisting an offender.

They are both next due to appear at Basildon Crown Court tomorrow (Friday May 6).

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Alternatively, you can submit a report online at or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Please quote incident 750 of 28 April.

You can also call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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