Man charged with murder after fatal assault at Colnbrook Immigration Centre
Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre has the capacity to hold more than 400 people Credit: PETER MACDIARMID/Reuters
2 December 2016 • 8:11pm
A man has been charged with murder after a fatal assault at an immigration facility in Greater London, police said.
Zana Assad Yusif, 31, care of Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre, has been charged with the murder of 64-year-old Tarek Chowdhury.
Following an incident at Colnbrook Removal Centre in Harmondsworth, West Drayton on Thursday, Mr Chowdhury was taken to hospital but died at 9.30pm, police said.
Colnbrook, in Harmondsworth, West Drayton, Hillingdon, detains people subject to immigration control and has the capacity to hold up to 396 men and 27 women.
The centre is adjacent to Heathrow Airport, and is run by Mitie Care and Custody, which won the contract to run the centre in 2014 after Serco ran it from its opening in 2004.
Yusif will appear in custody on December 3 at Hendon Magistrates’ Court.
Two other men also arrested on suspicion of attempted murder were released back to the centre without charge.