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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
A Brentwood man has been charged with the murder of a single father, who was stabbed in the back on Borough High Street last month.
Aytach Lisani, 33, of Sir Francis Way, was arrested on Monday and will appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates Court this morning accused of killing 34-year-old Christopher Foster.
A second man, Billy Dove, 29, of Setchell Way, Bermondsey is also charged with murder.
Mr Foster, who was not married and was father to a four-year-old girl, died in the early hours of November 30 after being stabbed while smoking a cigarette with a friend.
Emergency services were called to the scene at around 11.45pm the previous evening, and rushed the victim to the Royal London Hospital, in Whitechapel, where he died at around 1.05am.
A post-mortem examination at Greenwich Public Mortuary on December 1 gave the cause of death as a single stab wound to the back.
The mother of the murdered administration worker, Jean Foster, described her son as a “devoted dad” who was “juggling work, childcare and parenthood.”
She added: “This was a senseless unprovoked attack and the family feel robbed of a good son and brother.
“Our family are paying the price for someone else’s actions, whilst they are still walking around.
“Chris will be forever missed.
““We can’t bring Chris back but hopefully we will get justice for his daughter Christina who, at four years of age, cannot understand why Daddy has left her.
“Thank you to everyone who tried to save Chris’s life, witnesses who have come forward and those supporting us as we try to get through this ordeal.”
Another two men, aged 29 and 30, were also arrested on suspicion of the murder of Mr Foster and have been bailed until late January.
A 32-year-old woman arrested on December 1, also on suspicion of murder, remains on bail until early February.