Man charged with murder - Slough


Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge a 23-year-old man with murder and violent disorder following an incident in Slough, which occurred on Saturday, 18 May 2013.

Leon Baptiste of Hull Close, Cippenham, Slough, has been charged with the murder of Kamran Maman, who was assaulted in Brammas Close at 3am on Saturday morning.

Mr Maman, who was 36-years-old and from Slough, was initially taken to Wexham Park Hospital for treatment, before being transferred to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where he died as a result of his injuries on Monday afternoon (20 May).

Baljit Ubhey OBE, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a file was forwarded to us to consider whether any criminal charges could be brought against Leon Baptiste.

"Having carefully reviewed all of the available evidence, Thames and Chiltern CPS authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge Leon Baptiste with murder and violent disorder.

"The charges are in relation to the murder of a 36-year-old man in Brammas Close, Slough, which occurred in the early hours of Saturday, 18 May 2013.

"The decision to charge was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."

Baptiste was remanded in police custody to appear before Slough Magistrates' Court this morning, Friday, 24 May 2013.

Seven other men, three aged 22, two aged 26, one aged 20, and one aged 31, have also been arrested on suspicion of murder.  Two of them have been released on police bail until 01 July 2013, pending further enquiries, and five of them remain in police custody at this time.