Chigwell: Fourth Arrest Over Father's Death

24 October 2013, 06:48 | Updated: 24 October 2013, 07:08

Police have arrested a fourth person over the death of a man from Chigwell who was pushed in front of a moving lorry.

A 25-year-old man was arrested last night (Wednesday 23 October) on suspicion of murder and robbery and is being held at an east London police station.

38-year-old Farhan Sheikh, of Barking, east London, has also been charged with conspiracy to rob and is due to appear at Barkingside Magistrates Court today (Thursday 24 October).

Trader Shammi Atwal confronted gang members armed with metal bars and a sledgehammer and defended his wife during a robbery at their business in Barking on 14 October.

Up to 10 suspects ran from the cash and carry shop and were followed by the victim.

Police believe Mr Atwel was pushed in front of a lorry and despite efforts to save his life, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The lorry's driver stopped at the scene and was not arrested.

Vidmantas Gonskoves, 26, of Plaistow, east London, and Aurimas Diliunas, 27, of Barking, have previously been charged with manslaughter and robbery.

They will both appear at the Old Bailey on November 4.