• Wednesday, August 10, 2022


Hina Bashir: Man charged with murder of 21-year-old Ilford woman

By: Shelbin MS

A murder investigation was launched following the discovery of a body in Folkes Lane, Upminster in the early hours of Sunday, 17 July.

While formal identification is yet to take place, the family of 21-year-old Hina Bashir, who had been reported missing from Ilford, have been informed. They are being supported by specialist officers.

A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

On Monday, 18 July, Mohammed Arslan of Natal Road, Ilford was charged with murder. He will appear at Stratford Magistrates’ Court on 18 July. (We await confirmation of his date of birth.)

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “My thoughts are with Hina’s family who has suffered a terrible loss. We will provide them with whatever support we can.

“We are continuing our work to develop a full understanding of what happened to Hina, not just in recent days but in the weeks prior to this terrible incident.

“I would urge anyone who may have information which could assist us to come forward.”

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