Charges over lorry death

Two people have been charged over the death of a shopkeeper. Shammi Atwal was killed by a moving lorry after chasing robbers from his cash and carry.

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Two charged over shopkeeper's death

Two Lithuanian men have been charged with the manslaughter of a father-of-two who was killed by a moving lorry after chasing robbers from his cash and carry store.

Shammi Atwal confronted gang members armed with metal bars and a sledgehammer during a robbery at their business in Barking, east London.

Shammi Atwal confronted robbers in his shop on Monday Credit: Met Police

Vidmantas Gonskoves and Aurimas Diliunas will appear at RedbridgeMagistrates' Court tomorrow accused of manslaughter and robbery.

Picture of lorry victim released

Shammi Atwal Credit: Metropolitan Police

A businessman has died after being pushed under a moving lorry as he chased a gang trying to raid his shop. Shammi Atwal confronted the men who entered his Barking cash and carry - armed with metal bars.

Detectives have praised the 45-year-old's bravery, and a murder investigation has been launched.


Gang of 10 men try to rob cash and carry in Barking

Police say up to 10 men entered the Glen & Co Cash and Carry in Barking yesterday morning.

Shammi Atwal and his wife - who are co-owners of the business - tried to stop them, causing the gang to flee.

Forensic team search inside the Glen Cash & Carry Credit: PA Wire

Detective Chief Inspector Neale Baldock said: "This was a man trying to stop thieves robbing his business. He acted bravely in defence of his wife and managed to chase the robbers from his premises only for him to be pushed in front of a moving lorry.

"People in the community know who committed this appalling and cowardly crime and I would urge them to contact my officers."

Police Officers prepare to search through drain waste for evidence Credit: PA Wire
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