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Stabbing flower merchant: 21-year-old man charged with murder after Tony Eastlake was killed near his stall in London | UK News

A 21-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a popular flower merchant.

Tony Eastlake, 55, was stabbed on Saturday afternoon near his Essex Road stand in Islington, north London, where he had worked for four decades.

James Peppiatt, 21, of Elmore Street, Islington, has been remanded into custody and is due to appear before Highbury Corner magistrates on charges of murder on Thursday.

Tributes were paid to Mr. Eastlake in front of his stall

Emergency services were called at 5:27 p.m. on Saturday after reports of an injured man.

Metropolitan Police officers and London Ambulance Service paramedics arrived and provided first aid, but Mr Eastlake was pronounced dead at the scene.

Flowers were laid at the scene of the incident and a vigil was held in memory of Mr. Eastlake on Monday evening in front of the stall where he had worked since the age of 14.

A chorus of “There is only one Tony Eastlake” erupted, as friends, relatives and community members shared memories of him.

Detectives from the Crime Command continue to investigate the case.

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This notice was published: 2021-06-02 18:06:00

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