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Teenager charged with celebrity minder Ricky Hayden's murder

Ricky Hayden Image copyright Met Police
Image caption He was also a doorman at Kosho bar in Romford and described as the "happiest, funniest guy"

A 19-year-old man has been charged with the murder of celebrity minder Ricky Hayden, who was stabbed to death in east London.

Tommy Roome, of Rams Grove, Romford, has been accused of murdering Mr Hayden, 27, who was stabbed outside his home in Chadwell Heath on 13 September.

Mr Roome was also charged with the attempted murder of Mr Hayden's father, Paul, 46, who was also injured.

He is due to appear at Barkingside Magistrates' Court on Friday.

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Image caption Ricky Hayden (left) worked as a security guard at the wedding of Peter Crouch and Abbey Clancy in 2011

Mr Hayden died from a stab wound to the thigh a day after he was attacked in Gibbfield Close at about 01:25 BST.

Both he and his father were assaulted when they confronted a group of men outside their home following the attempted theft of a moped.

The bodyguard had worked in security at ITV and at high-profile events including the marriage between footballer Peter Crouch and model Abbey Clancy. He was also employed by Havering Council.

Two other teenagers, aged 16 and 19, were previously arrested over the attack and bailed.