Man charged with murder over Homerton stabbing as victim identified

Tyrone Silcott, was killed on Towpath Walk, E9, on Sunday Morning. Rowmando Lewis, 28, has been charged with his murder.

Detectives were still at Towpath Walk, E9, on Monday. Credit: James Bickerton

The man who was killed in Homerton on Sunday has been named as Tyrone Silcott, as another man has been charged with his murder.

The Metropolitan Police yesterday charged Rowmando Lewis, 28, of Cunningham Avenue, Enfield with the murder on Towpath Walk, E9 on Sunday, 18 March.

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Mr Silcott, was found with multiple injuries on Sunday morning and was pronounced dead at the scene at 08:45.

Police said on Tuesday that the victim was killed following an altercation at a party that spilled out onto Towpath Walk.

At the time, Detective Inspector John Marriott of the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC), which is investigating, said:

“Our initial enquiries have established that an altercation has taken place involving the victim and the suspect who had both attended a private party at the location.

“It is thought an initial dispute has started inside the party but this has spilled on to the towpath by the River Lea where the victim has been stabbed.”

In previous Metropolitan Police press releases, the victim had been identified as a 37-year-old man. However, they have now named him as Mr Silcott, 42.

On Monday a 30-year-old man had been arrested and released under investigation on suspicion of the murder.

Residents previously told the Hackney Post that the area was normally “very quiet” and “quite safe”.

Pat Marcell, said she knew the victim and described him as “such a nice young man”.

The murder is one of eight killings in London this week, and also follows the shooting of a man in Lower Clapton by police following an armed robbery.

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Lewis is due to appear in custody at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 22 March.