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Three Teens Charged With Murder Before Alleged Victim Rashid Naeem Died

18/02/2014 14:47 GMT | Updated 18/02/2014 15:59 GMT

Three teenage boys have been charged with murdering a market stall holder in east London, before the alleged victim actually died.

Two 14-year-olds and a 16-year-old will appear at Stratford Juvenile Court on Tuesday accused of the murder of Rashid Naeem, Scotland Yard said.

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The incident took place in east Ham

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Mr Naeem, 29, of Clements Road, East Ham, east London, was stabbed two days ago at Queen's Market in Upton Park, east London.

The youngsters were charged with his murder this morning, before Mr Naeem actually died.

At the time a Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "His injuries will prove fatal and consequently the three youths have been accused of murder."

The force later issued a statement saying: "Mr Naeem was pronounced dead this morning at Royal London Hospital. A post-mortem examination will be conducted in due course."