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First picture of Givani Espuet - knifed to death in Brent - as man is charged with his murder

A MAN has been charged in connection with the murder of a man in Brent who has been named by police as Givani Espuet

Theo Simon, 33 , of Gladstone Avenue, Wood Green, was charged on Monday, 31 October, with murder and possession of an offensive weapon. He will appear in custody at Willesden Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, 1 November.

Police were called at 1:50am on Sunday, 30 October, to reports of a stabbing at outside a restaurant in Harrow Road, Sudbury.

Officers attended along with paramedics from the London Ambulance Service. A 21-year-old man was found with stab wounds. Despite the efforts of emergency services, he died a short time later.

He has been identified as Givani Espuet from north London. His family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

A post-mortem examination will take place on Tuesday, 1 November.

Detectives from the Met's Specialist Crime Command continues to appeal for witnesses to come forward. Information, photos and videos can be shared directly with the investigation team here.

To speak to somebody over the phone, call 101 quoting CAD 878/30Oct. To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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