An eighth person has been charged with the murder of two friends in Leytonstone.

Alex Bernard, 21, is accused of killing Aaron Carriere, 21, and Josiah Manful, 20, who suffered multiple stab wounds as they sat in a car in Montague Road, Leytonstone, on March 1.

Bernard, whose address has not been released by police, was charged yesterday and is due to appear at Thames Magistrates' Court today.

Those previously charged were Mohamed Tiet, 18, Omar Hassan, 21 ,a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old who cannot be named, Devonte Campbell, 19, Casey Jones, 18, and Wail-Suleiman Alawi, 23.

No address details for the accused have been released by police.

They have all been remanded in custody and are due to appear at the Old Bailey on July 1, when they expected to enter a plea.

A total of 20 people have been arrested as part of the murder investigation.