Chingford murder suspects named

A man was found dead near Chingford Sainsbury’s last week

The police cordon near Sainsbury’s in Chingford

Police have now named the suspects accused of murdering a man near Chingford Sainsbury’s last week.

Officers were called to the wooded pathway between Sainsbury’s in Walthamstow Avenue and the nearby Morrisons at around 9pm on 15th February after someone reported seeing an injured man.

When they and paramedics arrived, it was tragically too late to save him. While the man has been identified, police are still struggling to contact his family.

The following day, a young man and woman turned themselves in at a police station in South London and have been charged with murder.

Police can now reveal that they are George-Elvis Tobosaru, 22, and Violeta Ionescu, 21, both of whom have no fixed address.

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The pair appeared at Croydon Magistrates Court on 18th February and have yet to enter a plea.

Anyone with information or any witnesses who are yet to speak with police are urged to call 101 quoting CAD 7445/15FEB. To remain anonymous, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit

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