Barking pair due in court charged with minicab controller’s murder

Mohammed Yasser Afzal, who was killed in Stratford

Mohammed Yasser Afzal, who was killed in Stratford - Credit: Archant

A man and woman from Barking are set to appear in court this morning charged with murdering a minicab controller in Stratford.

Nargis Riaz, 21, and 23-year-old Gulam Choudhury are charged with murdering Mohammed Yasser Afzal on March 24.

They are set to appear for a plea and case management hearing at the Old Bailey today.

Riaz, of Fanshawe Avenue, denied the charge at a hearing on September 15 while Choudhury, of Heenan Close, is yet to enter a plea.

Mr Afzal, 22, was working at E20 Cars in Stratford Broadway when he was stabbed in the neck.

He died in hospital later that evening.