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Man, 19, charged with murder in Wembley

A man has been charged with murder and appeared in court following a fatal stabbing in Wembley.

Joshua Oladele, 19, of Wyld Way, Wembley has been charged with the murder of 25-year-old Hamza Iqbal and possession of an offensive weapon.

He appeared in custody at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 2 October and was remanded in custody to next appear at the Old Bailey on Wednesday, 4 October.

An investigation was launched after police were called just after 23:00hrs on Sunday, 24 September to reports of a stabbing in Olympic Way, Wembley.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found Hamza Iqbal suffering injuries – he was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

A post-mortem examination took place on Wednesday, 27 September and gave a preliminary cause of death as sharp force trauma to the chest.

Two other men, both aged 19, were arrested on suspicion of murder as part of this investigation – have been bailed pending further enquiries to dates in December.

A 19-year-old woman and a 29-year-old woman, arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, have been bailed pending further enquiries to dates in December.

Enquiries into the circumstances continue.

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