Thursday, June 20, 2024

Lakeside murder investigation: Two more arrested

DETECTIVES investigating the murder of Michael Ugwa at Lakeside have made two more arrests.

Michael, 29, was attacked at the shopping centre shortly before 4.30pm last Thursday (28 April) which led to his death.

Yesterday, a man and a woman were arrested in Chiswick.

The 22 year-old man from Ilford is being questioned on suspicion of murder and possession of Class A drugs while the 54 year-old woman from Croydon is in custody on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Two people have already been charged in connection with our investigation.

Nineteen year-old Brandon Lutchmunsing, of Grafton Road, Dagenham has been charged with murder and affray.
Shannon Weston, 20, of Paddocks Close, Canewdon has been charged with assisting an offender.

They are both next due to appear at Basildon Crown Court tomorrow (Friday 6 May).

We are still appealing for anyone who has any information about Michael’s murder who have not yet come forward, to contact us.

A special portal has been set up through which information can be reported.

You can find it here:  

Alternatively, you can submit a report online at or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Please quote incident 750 of 28 April.

You can also call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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