Murder Probe Launched As 23-year-old Man Stabbed To Death In Newham

A 23-year-old man has been stabbed to death in Newham.

The incident happened on Henniker Road, E15 on Friday, 6 August, around 01:41hrs

Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and found two men with stab injuries.

The 23-year-old victim had been stabbed on his neck and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 19-year-old man was taken to an East London hospital, where his condition was assessed as non-life-threatening.

The police said the victim's next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

Detectives from the Met's Specialist Crime Command are leading the investigation, and a crime scene remains in place.

No arrests have been made.

Detective Chief Inspector Perry Benton, leading the investigation, said: "We remain in the early stages of the investigation, and my dedicated team of officers are carrying out urgent enquiries to piece together the tragic events which led to a young man losing his life.

"Officers will remain in the area throughout the day carrying out house-to-house enquiries and identifying CCTV opportunities. We have already spoken to a number of witnesses, and I would ask anybody with information which we haven't yet heard to contact us immediately."

Chief Superintendent Richard Tucker, responsible for local policing in Newham and Waltham Forest, said: "My thoughts are with the victim's family and friends, and I would like to offer them my sincere condolences as they come to terms with their loss.

"I understand the concern this incident will cause within the community, and I would like to reassure the public that tackling violence is the Met's number one priority. 

Too many lives have been lost because of knife crime, and we remain committed to removing weapons from the streets of London and catching those responsible.

"We cannot do this alone, and we need your support. I would urge anyone with information about criminal activity to report it to the police or anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers."

Anyone with useful information is advised to call the incident room on 020 8345 1570 or call 101 quoting CAD 516/06AUG.

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