Murder probe launched after fatal stabbing of Wazakabana Jordan in Dagenham

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Police have launched a murder investigation following the fatal stabbing of a teenager in Dagenham.

Met police were informed about the incident on Friday, 5 May, at 23:47, close to Dagenham Heathway tube station.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found an 18-year-old stabbed with stab injuries.

Despite the best efforts, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family have been made aware and are being supported by specialist officers.

Police identified the victim as Wazabakana Elenda Jordan Kukabu, popularly known as Jordan from Romford.

A post-mortem examination was held on Sunday, 7 May and gave the course of death as a single stab wound to the chest.

A second person, aged 20, was rushed to the hospital, and the police said his case was not life-threatening.

Police arrested a 20-year-old man at the scene on suspicion of murder and later released with no further action.

The same man was also detained for violent disorder and released on bail for this offence.

Detective Chief Inspector James Shirley, from the Specialist Crime Command, said:“My thoughts remain with the young man’s family and friends. Dedicated detectives have been working around the clock since this tragic incident as we strive to identify and apprehend those responsible for killing Jordan.

“Our investigation is making significant progress. Local people have provided us with information, which, together with forensic enquiries and analysis of CCTV, is enabling us to build a picture of what happened on Friday night.

“I am grateful to everyone who has provided information. There will be other people with information that would assist our investigation and I urge them to come forward and share what they know or any relevant footage. This can be done anonymously through Crimestoppers should anyone prefer not to speak with police.”

Superintendent Martin Rolston of the Met’s East Area Command Unit said:“I am well aware of just how much this shocking incident has affected people in Dagenham and the surrounding area. I share their concerns and can assure local people that the Met’s investigation is painstaking and completely focused on getting justice for the family and friends of Jordan.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting 8711/05May. To remain 100% anonymous, share your information via the independent charityCrimestopperson 0800 555 111.

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