Four men charged with GBH following man’s death in Upminster.


Detectives investigating the death of a Hornchurch man in Upminster have charged four men with Grievous Bodily Harm.

The four men charged are:

Paulo Pinto, 50 (17.11.69) of Braxted Road, Rivenhall.
Gaetano Schembri, 24 (09.04.95) of Buxton Road, Grays.
Shkelzen Mataj, 39 (06.07.80) of Tomlinson Avenue, Luton and Melchione Schembri, 58 (02.09.61) Highfield Gardens, Grays.

The charges follow an incident at a golf club on Fen Lane, Upminster. Police were called at around 22:50hrs on Saturday, 7 December, to reports of an altercation.

Officers attended and found a man being restrained.

The man collapsed a short while later, officers administered first aid and the man was taken by LAS to a east London hospital.

The man, who was 37-years-old and from Hornchurch, died on Monday, 9 December.

Formal identification still awaits, but his family have been informed. 

A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

The four men above were arrested at the scene on suspicion of GBH.

They were charged on Monday, 9 December and kept in custody to appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 10 December.

Detectives from Specialist Crime North (Homicide) are investigating.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 8238/07DEC.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at

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