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Victim Named In Walthamstow Fatal Stabbing

Detectives have released the identity of the man who was stabbed to death in Walthamstow last Friday.

Babacar Jabbie Dukureh, 17, known to his family as Babacar Jabiie was stabbed on Westbury Road, E17.

Police and the London Ambulance Service arrived at the scene at 21:20hrs on Friday, 23 October and found Jabbie with stab injuries.

He was later pronounced dead at the scene despite an effort by paramedics to revive him.

The Met police led by detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command (Homicide) has launched an investigation into the incident.

The Police said in a statement on Wednesday that his family are currently receiving support from specially trained officers.

A post-mortem examination held on Tuesday, 27 October at Walthamstow Mortuary established cause of death as a stab wound to the chest, the police said.

No arrest has been made.

Detective Inspector Joanna Yorke said, investigators have remained “open-minded around the motive” as enquiries continue at “pace following the senseless and violent death of another teenager on the Street of London”.

“If you saw or heard anything suspicious or were in the area at the time, no matter how insignificant it might seem, it is imperative that you contact us, or make the call anonymously via Crimestoppers,” Joana Yorke appeals to anyone with useful information.

Since the incident, local officers have stepped up patrols in the area to provide reassurance and encourage members of the community.

Detective Superintendent Paul Whiteman the loss of “yet another teenage life” to knife-related crime as a “tragedy”, assuring that “the investigation team is working relentlessly to find answers for Babacar’s family”.

“The Met is committed to listening to communities and acting on their concerns. Violence suppression is our priority and I would encourage community members to make contact with local officers or Crimestoppers if they have information which could either assist this investigation or help save lives,” Whiteman said.

The detectives are appealing to anyone with useful information to call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 8357/23Oct.

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