Third man charged with murder of male model

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A third man has been charged with murder following the fatal stabbing of 25-year-old model Harry Uzoka.

Merse Dikanda, 23, of no fixed abode, is due before magistrates on Saturday in connection with the death.

He is also charged with possession of a bladed or pointed article.

Mr Uzoka was found injured in Old Oak Road, Shepherd’s Bush, west London, shortly before 4pm on January 11.

Scotland Yard believe he was attacked outside Ollgar House, a block of flats in Ollgar Close, before staggering to the nearby street.

Officers and London’s Air Ambulance attended but he was pronounced dead at the scene at 5pm.

Harry Uzoka was found injured on Thursday (Harry Uzoka/Instagram/PA)
Harry Uzoka was found in Shepherd’s Bush (Harry Uzoka/Instagram/PA)

They were both remanded in custody, with the date of their next court appearance yet to be confirmed.

Dikanda will appear in custody at Willisden Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.

Tributes were paid to the model following his death, with clothing retailer Everlane tweeting: “We’re deeply saddened to hear about Harry Uzoka’s passing.

“He was a wonderful model but even more so a good person and a pleasure to work with.

“There’s so much more behind the person you’ve seen in our campaigns.

“Thank you, Harry, for being such a great person. Rest in peace.”

Model Jourdan Dunn posted a photo of Mr Uzoka on Twitter, with the caption: “Rest in Paradise Young King.”

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