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Three charged after pub machete attack

Two men from the borough and another of no fixed address are accused of attempted murder

The crime scene at The Duke (credit: Penny Dampier)

Three men have been charged with attempted murder after an attack in a Walthamstow pub last month.

Police were called to The Duke pub in Wood Street shortly after 8pm on 13th February to reports of a stabbing.

They found three victims, aged 27 to 42, with stab wounds inside the pub and a fourth injured man, who had far more serious wounds and was left fighting for his life for over 24 hours, in nearby Shernall Street.

This man, 22-year-old Jayden Brown from The Avenue in Chingford, was arrested in hospital and charged with three counts of attempted murder.

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He is due to appear at the Old Bailey on 27th March alongside a fellow suspect also charged with three counts of attempted murder – 24-year-old Brandon Brown, of no fixed address – who was arrested almost two weeks after the attack.

A third suspect – 27-year-old Ruben Dyer, of Upper Walthamstow Road – was arrested on 17th February, is accused of only one attempted murder and will appear at Inner London Crown Court later this week.

Speaking previously, Detective Inspector Grant Stevens said: “Whilst news of this kind is concerning, I would like to reassure the community that[…] there is nothing to suggest any wider risk to the public.”

A 15-year-old boy and a 36-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and have been released on bail.

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