Fourth man charged with murder of Lavaun Witter in Croydon

A fourth man has been charged with the murder of Lavaun Witter in Croydon.

Lavaun, 22, was fatally stabbed in Wisbeach Road, Croydon, on February 5.

In a statement, Met Police said Alex Pasley, a 25-year-old from Paxton Grove in Coulsdon, was arrested at an address in Sutton shortly before midnight on Monday, March 29.

On Tuesday, 30 March he was charged with Lavaun Witter’s murder, the attempted murder of a 16-year-old boy and possession of a bladed article.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Kingston upon Thames Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 31 March.

Three people have already been charged in connection with his murder.

Tyreece Riggon, 20, of Armistice Gardens, SE25 and Julian Russell, 22, of Sanfield Road, CR7 were charged with Lavaun’s murder, the wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm of a 16-year-old boy and possession of a bladed article.

Tyreece Wolfries-Parkin, 18, of Rothesay Road, SE25 has been charged with Lavaun’s murder, the attempted murder of a 16-year-old boy and possession of a bladed article.

They will appear at the Old Bailey on May 10, 2021.

Met Police and the London Ambulance Service were called to a property in Wisbeach Road, Croydon, just after 8pm on February 5.

Officers attended, along with paramedics from the London Ambulance Service, and found Lavaun suffering a stab injury. Despite the efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:09pm.

A 16-year-old male was stabbed during the same incident and was taken to hospital where his injuries were found to be non-life threatening.

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