Coronavirus: Man charged with London lockdown stab murder

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Tomas Macionis was found with five stab wounds outside Rizwan Abbasi's house on Alexandra Road in Walthamstow

Update 29th April 2022: In April 2021 Rizwan Abbasi was sentenced to an unlimited hospital order for manslaughter, with the murder charge to remain on file.

A man accused of stabbing a man to death outside his east London home during the coronavirus lockdown has appeared in court.

Rizwan Abbasi, 31, from Walthamstow, is charged with the murder of 35-year-old Lithuanian national Tomas Macionis on 31 March.

Mr Abbasi appeared at the Old Bailey by video link from Thameside jail on Monday.

He was remanded in custody until a plea hearing at the same court on 22 June.