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Man charged with murder of minicab driver remanded

Published 04/06/2016

Kingsley Harvey, 25, of Leytonstone, is to appear at Thames Magistrates Court
Kingsley Harvey, 25, of Leytonstone, is to appear at Thames Magistrates Court

A 25-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a part-time minicab driver.

Kingsley Harvey, of Leytonstone, east London, was remanded in custody after a hearing at Thames Magistrates' Court on Saturday.

He is accused of shooting Abdi Gutale, 24, last month.

Mr Gutale died after being hit as he drove his Vauxhall Zafira down a residential street in the early hours of May 14.

The victim, also of Leytonstone, had finished his minicab shift and had his friends in the car when the shots were fired shortly after 3am near the junction of Melbourne Road and Capworth Street in Leyton, east London.

Mr Harvey will next appear at the Old Bailey on June 7.

Four other men who were arrested on suspicion of murder are on bail pending further inquiries.

A 19-year-old man and a 31-year-old man have been bailed to return on a date in early July. A 21-year-old man and a 22-year-old man have been bailed to a date in late July.

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