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Teenager charged with murder over stab death of father-of-three

Gavin Garraway, 40, died at the scene near Clapham Common station in south London.

Police are continuing to investigate (Peter Byrne/PA)
Police are continuing to investigate (Peter Byrne/PA)

A teenager has been charged with murder after a “devoted father-of-three” was stabbed to death in his car near a busy tube station.

Zion Chiata, 18, is accused of killing Gavin Garraway, 40, as he drove near Clapham Common station on Friday afternoon.

The teenager, of Battersea, will appear before magistrates on Wednesday charged with murder and possession of a bladed article, Scotland Yard said.

Described as a “loving” father by friends, Mr Garraway died at the scene after he was attacked in Clapham Park Road at around 2.30pm.

A post-mortem confirmed the cause of death as a stab wound.

Police are continuing to investigate the killing that took place as the capital continues to count the cost of knife crime.

Mr Garraway, who was from the Lambeth area, was remembered as “a loving father” by friend Nigel Gordon.

“He was polite, courteous, always had a beaming smile and loved his kids immeasurably,” he told the Evening Standard.

A 14-year-old boy and 19-year-old man who were arrested on suspicion of murder have been released under investigation, police said.

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