Search

The Brewery says security regarded with ‘utmost importance’ after Romford Nando’s stabbing

PUBLISHED: 17:22 12 May 2014 | UPDATED: 13:41 13 May 2014

The scene at The Brewery in Romford after the stabbing

The scene at The Brewery in Romford after the stabbing

Archant

A spokesman for The Brewery has insisted that security is regarded with the “utmost importance” after a 19-year-old was stabbed in Nando’s in broad daylight.

Police and ambulance outside The Brewery in Romford. Picture: Vicky LeePolice and ambulance outside The Brewery in Romford. Picture: Vicky Lee

Pedrito Domingos, of Cow Bridge Lane, Barking, was charged with attempted murder following the stabbing of a teenage diner in Nando’s restaurant in Romford on Friday.

He will appear in custody at Barkingside Magistrates Court today.

He is also charged with possession of class A drugs with intent to supply; threatening a person with an offensive weapon in public; and refusing a Cozart (drugs) test.

Police were called to the restaurant at the busy Brewery shopping centre at just after 4.50pm where they found the victim with multiple stab wounds.

Jessie Benchrifa, 29, of Hood Road, Rainham, saw the victim propped up against a photobooth.

“He looked like just a kid,” she said. “He was black, wearing a white T-shirt, and blue jeans.

“It was awful, especially at that time in the afternoon. He was laying there unconscious, he wasn’t awake or talking to anyone.

“There was a girl next to him trying to talk to him and there were lots of paramedics there and blood on his shirt.”

@RobynWallace_ posted on Twitter that she saw the victim lying on the floor: “Boy laying stabbed in the Brewery in Romford. So so scary that it even happens in broad daylight. Hope he’s ok.”

London Ambulance Service (LAS) and its air support took the victim to hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

A Nando’s spokesman said: “Our main priority is the safety and welfare of our customers and members of staff and we are fully cooperating with the police.”

A spokesman for The Brewery insisted that security is regarded with the “utmost importance” and the centre has a 24-hour security patrol supported by CCTV coverage.

Read more:

Man charged with attempted murder over stabbing in Nando’s, in the Brewery shopping centre, Romford

Man arrested after stabbing in Nando’s The Brewery, Romford

Latest Romford News Stories

Yesterday, 15:20

A man who knifed a much-loved teenager 11 times in the head, chest, arms and legs within metres of a primary school was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment today.

Yesterday, 18:00

X Factor star and TV personality Stacey Solomon has visited patients and staff at Queen’s Hospital, Romford, after donating £17,000 to the hospital’s charity.

Yesterday, 17:34

The Dualers have been announced this week as the second headline act for the Havering Show.

Yesterday, 13:51

A mum-of-three who cites love as her biggest source of inspiration has launched a jewellery design brand named after her children.

Yesterday, 12:09

IVF treatment, boob jobs and weight loss surgery are some of the NHS treatments that could be axed in the borough to save £55million under new proposals.

Yesterday, 12:00

The world wars cast the longest shadow over the 20th century, but it is a different conflict of the time which will be in the spotlight next week.

Yesterday, 12:00

An exhibition will be held next week for a proposal to redevelop an industrial area.

Yesterday, 10:19

Residents up and down the borough will be putting on their red noses, dressing up in costumes and doing silly things to raise money for Comic Relief.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now