Leytonstone stabbing: Teenager charged with murder of 18-year-old Ghulam Sadiq

Ghulam Sadiq was found suffering multiple knife wounds outside a pizza restaurant in High Road, Leytonstone, at 2.15pm on Saturday.

A teenager has been charged with with murdering an 18-year-old man who was stabbed to death in east London.

Ghulam Sadiq was found suffering multiple knife wounds outside a pizza restaurant in High Road, Leytonstone at 2.15pm on Saturday.

Ghulam Sadiq. Credit: GoFundMe

Police gave urgent first aid until the arrival of the London Ambulance Service and the London Air Ambulance but despite the best efforts of all involved, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A special post-mortem examination gave the provisional cause of death as sharp force trauma to the back.

Detectives started a murder investigation and on Tuesday officers arrested a 17-year-old in Walsall, West Midlands.

In the early hours of Thursday he was charged with murder and with possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

He later appeared in custody at Willesden Magistrates’ Court.