Police name 16-year-old wanted in connection with Woodford teen murder

16-year-old Charlie was murdered after attending a party in Ashton Playing Fields. Credit: Family handout/Met police.

Police investigating the murder of a 16-year-old boy last Saturday are making a direct appeal to the family and friends of a teenage boy they wish to speak to.

Aaron Alexander Tavares-Gaiete, 16, is being treated in a suspect in the murder of Munashe Charles Kutyauripo, known as Charlie, police said.

Aaron is described as black, 5ft 10ins tall, of slim build with facial hair.

He was last seen where a dark hooded jacket with a yellow motif on the left sleeve, dark coloured trousers and trainers, and was carrying a distinctive black 'man bag' with a white Nike logo, police said.

Charlie's family have joined police in asking anyone with any information to come forward.

We hope that if anybody knows anything, they should come forward and help find whoever did this because to the world he was just a 16-year-old boy, but to us, that was our son taken.

Charlie's family.

Police want to speak to anyone who may be in contact with Aaron, and made a direct appeal to the teenager to come into a police station.

Aaron has not been seen since the murder and I am appealing directly to his friends, if you are helping him by giving him somewhere to stay, lending him money or letting him use your Oyster card please do not stay silent any longer, get in touch with us and help us to find him. We understand that some may have concerns with speaking to the police but it is important that they do so and we can offer reassurance and support for those that can assist us with our enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Lawson