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Eighth arrest in Stamford Hill murder investigation

News   •   Jan 14, 2019 17:03 GMT

[Murder victim: Elyon Poku]

Detectives investigating the murder of Elyon Poku in Stamford Hill have arrested an eighth person.

An 18-year-old man [H] was arrested on suspicion of murder in Stanford on Sunday, 6 January by Essex Police on behalf of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command.

He was taken to an east London police station and has subsequently been bailed to return on a date in early February.

Seven other people arrested have all been released under investigation.

They are: a 28-year-old man [A] an 18-year-old man [B], a 29-year-old man [C] a 17-year-old man [D], an 18-year-old man [E], an 18-year-old man [F], an 18-year-old man [G].

Elyon, aged 20, who lived in Stamford Hill, died after being stabbed during a party in the early hours of Saturday, 22 September.

Police were called at around 00:50hrs on 22 September, to reports of a fight at a flat in Wilderton Road, N16.

Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance, and found three men suffering serious injuries.

Both police and paramedics administered first aid to Elyon before he was taken to hospital with stab wounds. He died at around 04:30hrs.

A post-mortem examination gave cause of death as shock and haemorrhage as a result of his wounds.

A 17-year-old boy was also found with stab wounds. He was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The third victim, a 24-year-old man, was found with a head injury. He too was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is being led by detectives by the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command.

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is urged to call the incident room on 020 8345 3865, quoting CAD 297Sep22 or Tweet @MetCC.

To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.