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Pensioner attacked in street dies

Ekram Haque
Ekram Haque was attacked as he returned from a mosque

A pensioner who was attacked in south London as he returned from a mosque has died from his injuries.

Ekram Haque, 67, a retired care worker, was assaulted in Church Lane, Tooting, on 31 August.

Four boys, aged 12, 15 and two 14 year olds, have been charged with conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm (GBH).

All four are also accused of attacking two other men before the attack on Mr Haque. The four boys will appear at Sutton Youth Court on Tuesday.

Police are now treating the death of Mr Haque as murder.

All four boys face two counts of actual bodily harm (ABH) in connection with the attack on the two men, one in his 40s and the other in his 70s, on 31 August.

The two 14 year olds and the 15 year old also face an additional charge of GBH with intent in connection with the attack on Mr Haque.

One of the 14-year-olds, who was remanded in custody on Monday when he appeared at Sutton Youth Court, also faces another charge of attempted GBH on two other pensioners in the Tooting area on 26 August, police said.



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