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Teenager among three arrested over death of Czech man on east London

A 16-year-old boy is among three people arrested over the death of a Czech man following a row in a chicken shop in east London.

Zdeněk Makar, 31, was pronounced dead in the street near All Saints DLR station in Poplar late on Wednesday, the Metropolitan police said.

Two men aged 19 and 29 and the 16-year-old have been arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to east London police stations for questioning.

Officers believe Makar was involved in an altercation with a group of men inside Perfect Fried Chicken in East India Dock road before being followed down the street and attacked.

Teenager among three arrested over death of Czech man on east London
Teenager among three arrested over death of Czech man on east London

A Met police spokesman said: “Detectives continue to appeal for anyone who was in the area who witnessed the events prior to attack or the incident itself. They retain an open mind as to the motive for the attack.”

A postmortem examination on Friday revealed that Makar died from head injuries. His next of kin has been informed.

Makar worked for an events and catering company, Harbour & Jones, based in central London, according to the Sun. The firm could not be contacted on Saturday.

A worker at Perfect Fried Chicken told the paper: “The guy was clearly a businessman as he was wearing a very sharp grey suit. He was in a good mood. He said he’d been at a drinks party after work and was going home.

“I can’t believe it. It’s shocking. It was just a silly exchange of words. You get it sometimes but it’s unbelievable it can end like this and life can be so cheap.”

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