Stratford Shopping Centre: Southampton man charged with murder after man's body found in Newham car park

A Hampshire man has been charged after a body was found in Stratford, Newham, east London.
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A man has been charged with murder after a body was found in the car park of the Stratford Centre in Newham on Wednesday (January 10).

Vasile Gorghescu, 41 of Rayner Gardens, Southampton, was charged on Thursday with murder. He is remanded in custody to appear at Barkingside Magistrates' Court on today (January 12).

The Met was contacted by another force on Tuesday afternoon following a report it had received from a concerned member of the public about a person who had potentially come to harm in London.

At 1.17am on Wednesday police traced a car to the Stratford Centre car park in Newham. A man's body was found in the car.

Police say they are still working to confirm the man's identity and inform the next of kin. A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

Chief Superintendent Simon Crick, who is responsible for policing in Newham, said: “I know many local people use the Stratford Centre every day and this incident will of course cause considerable concern to shoppers and retailers.

“I would like to reassure people that a man has been charged, but if you have information that you think could help us, I ask that you to contact police.”

With information or material that could help police, call 101 ref CAD 4310/9 Jan.