Two Men Charged With Murder Of Lejean Richards

The victim was stabbed to death On Westbridge road

Lejean Richards
Above: Lejean Richards

Two men have been charged with the murder of Lejean Richards in Battersea on February 5th.

Roy Reyes-Nieves, age 23, of Parkham Street and 18-year-old Roger Reyes-Nieves Woodvale Walk, SE27 were charged with Lejean's murder on Sunday 24 February. Both were arrested on Saturday (23 February).

Police were called to Wolsey Court, off Westbridge Road at 7.52pm on Tuesday 5 February to reports of a stabbing.

Lejean, aged 19, was found with stab injuries. Despite the efforts of paramedics, he died at the scene just after 8.30pm.

A post-mortem examination held on Wednesday 6 February gave cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference 6767/5Feb or tweet @MetCC.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Two men, aged 19 and 27, were arrested on suspicion of murder on Wednesday 6 February after presenting themselves at a central London hospital. They have since been released under investigation.

Another man - aged 20 - was also arrested on suspicion of murder. He has been released under investigation.

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February 25, 2019