James Markham Wiki – James Markham Biography
James Markham was stabbed to death while confronting a group of youths has been described as a “man with a good heart and a good soul”.
Markham was married, died outside his home in Chingford, north-east London, on Monday evening.
He was 45 years old.
James Markham Stabbed
Mr Markham was treated at the scene on Churchill Terrace by paramedics. A post-mortem examination found he died of a stab wound to the lung.
Det Insp John Marriott of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command said: “We believe that James confronted a group of youths causing a disturbance and was stabbed as a result.
“The brutality of this response is beyond shocking and our thoughts are with James’ family who has been left devastated by their loss.”
The Metropolitan police said the boy was charged with murder on Friday morning and would appear at Stratford youth court later. He has also been charged with possessing a knife in a public place and a breach of a criminal behaviour order (CBO).
A second boy, also 14, arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder, has been released under investigation.
A 16-year-old girl, arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, has also been released under investigation.
Markham was described as “a man with a good heart and good soul” by a family friend, while floral tributes have been laid at the scene in his memory.
The Met said specialist officers were supporting his family.
The family friend said Mr Markham “would wake up at 5 am, come back 6 pm, doing the daily routine with the kids, always with the kids”.
“We are devastated for Jamie. He was kind, a good person, someone who will always be there for you.
“Anything that you need, he’ll always be there, fixing anything that you need from the house.”