Elliot Francique's murder: Police arrest 20-year-old man

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Investigators have made an arrest in the murder of Elliot Francique in Plaistow.

A man, aged 20, was arrested today, Wednesday, 27 April, and remains in custody.

Elliot, 20, was found with stab wounds inside his bedroom on Hudson Close in Plaistow on Tuesday, 19 April.

Despite best efforts, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 16:31hrs.

Specialist officers continue to support his next of kin.

The leading detective, Chief Inspector Kelly Allen, said, "Our investigation is making good progress, and we have carried out door to door enquiries and examined hours of CCTV footage.

"I am grateful to those people who have already come forward to speak with us and urge anyone with information who hasn't yet been in touch to call us without delay.

"Even the smallest piece of information could corroborate something we have already been told or might be the missing part of the timeline of events that we are building.

"It is our mission to remove dangerous weapons and the dangerous people who use them from London's streets. Please help us make your city safer by telling us what you know."

Police are urging anyone with useful information or footage to call the incident room on 0208 345 1570 or the non-emergency number 101, quoting 4484/19APR.

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