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Sylvester Silcott: Man charged with murder of dad-of-two at St Patrick’s Day party in Homerton

PUBLISHED: 08:25 22 March 2018 | UPDATED: 08:33 22 March 2018

Sylvester Silcott.

Sylvester Silcott.

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A man has been charged with the murder of dad-of-two Tyrone “Sylvester” Silcott outside a St Patrick’s Day house party in Homerton.

Rowmando Lewis, 28, of Cunningham Avenue, Enfield, will appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court today.

Sylvester, 42, was stabbed multiple times in Towpath Walk next to the River Lea at 8.15am on Sunday morning. Medics fought to save his life but he died at the scene.

Jasmine Lewis, who threw the house party, said Sylvester was her best friend.

“Sylvester would do anything for me – we were very close,” she told the Gazette. “He was my best friend. A lovable person. Always joking.”

Sylvester worked at Mr Clutch in Leyton and had two young children in Birmingham he visited at weekends.

Another friend said he was someone who was “truly loved”.

She said: “This was a productive member of the community who shared love and life, and I’m going to miss him so much.”

Michael Wood, who employed Sylvester at Mr Clutch, said everyone who knew him in Leyton was in tears when they found out. “He was very jovial, a happy person who was never angry and always smiling,” he said. “None of us can come to grips with it.”


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