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Man charged with murder after 2022 Leytonstone street fight

Police have charged Sabajet Shuti with the October 2022 murder of 27-year-old Zeqja Lumturi. Zeqja was killed while reportedly trying to protect his friend in a street fight

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Police charged Sabajet Shuti, 30, this morning (21st October) with the murder of Zeqja Lumtur, 27, in Leytonstone last year.

Sabajet’s arrest came after police successfully extradited him from Sweden.

Zeqja died on 16th October 2022 after reportedly trying to protect his friend in a street fight on Church Lane, near Leytonstone Station.


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Zeqja was of Albanian origin and had been living in London for 13 years prior to his death.

Sabajet was also charged with causing grievous bodily harm [in relation to a second victim], violent disorder and possession of a knife.

Sabajet appeared in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today (21st October). He is set to appear at the Old Bailey on Tuesday (24th October).

Police were called at 10.59pm on 16th October 2022 to reports of a fight on Church Lane, near Leytonstone Station.

Officers attended the location along with London Ambulance Service.

Despite the efforts of emergency services, Zegia died at the scene. Another young man in his 20s was found with serious injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 7352/16Oct22. To remain anonymous please contact Crimestoppers


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