Plumstead stabbing: Man charged with murder of 'lovely' young father knifed to death in south east London

Fiona Simpson
Stabbed to death: Rene Richardson: Facebook

A man has been charged with the murder of a “lovely” young father stabbed to death on a leafy street just yards from his home.

Rene Richardson, 24, died after the attack in Grasdene Road, Plumstead, on Monday afternoon.

He staggered to his house where paramedics fought to save his life but he was pronounced dead.

Neighbour and family friend Shamaher Singh said: “He was a lovely quiet, polite boy. My kids went to his first birthday party and then they all played together as they grew up.

“I believe he had recently become a dad for the second time. We are all devastated, especially my kids, Rene was not the type to get into trouble, he was a fine young man.”

Lennox Appiah, 23, from Plumstead was charged with murder on Thursday.

He will appear in custody at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court on Saturday.

Enquiries continue.

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