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Man charged with mother's murder

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A man has been charged with murdering his mother in Newham.

Mark Hayes, 36, was charged today with the murder of Phyllis Hayes at their address in Idmiston Road, E15.

He was also charged with attempted arson with intent to endanger life at the Idmiston Road address, and with the attempted murder of a man in Tilbury, Essex on Friday, 12th June.

Mark Hayes is due to appear at Basildon Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

Dead man named in murder investigation

Police investigating the murder of a man in Newham on Tuesday have identified him as 29-year-old Mantius Zieavicius.

He was an agency worker from Lithuania living in the area.

Police were called at around 1.30am on 24th February following reports of a man suffering serious injuries on the Greenway footpath and cycle path near Lonsdale Avenue.

Emergency crews attended, but Mr Zieavicius was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination found the cause of death was a stab wound. His family have been informed.

Detective Chief Inspector Ken Hughes, said: "At this stage I am appealing for the public's help - if you saw or heard anything that night then please get in touch with us. Your information could prove vital in helping us with this investigation."

Enquiries are continuing and no one has been arrested.


Woman arrested after man's body found

A 31-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a 77-year-old man was found in Newham.

She was taken to an east London police station for questioning. Police are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams of the Homicide and Major Crime Command based at Barking is in charge of the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 0208 345 3775 or call Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111 or

Although not related, the suspect and victim are believed to be known to each other.

Murder inquiry launched after man found dead at home

Police have begun a murder investigation after a 77-year-old man was found dead at his home address in Newham.

They were called to a residential address in Drew Road, E16 shortly after 4.20am, following reports of a stabbing.

On arrival, officers found a 77-year-old man with stab injuries to his chest.

London Ambulance Service attended and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are in the process of informing next-of-kin, before making a formal identification. A spokesperson said a post-mortem examination would be held in due course.

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