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Fifth arrest following fatal stabbing in east London

News   •   May 30, 2018 20:11 BST

[Victim: Lyndon Davis]

Detectives investigating the murder of teenager in Chadwell Heath have made a fifth arrest.

The 16-year-old boy [E] was arrested at a residential address in Ilford on the morning on Wednesday, 30 May on suspicion of the murder of 18-year-old Lyndon Davis.

He has been taken to an east London police station where he remains in custody.

A murder investigation was launched after police were called at approximately 22:30hrs on Wednesday, 14 March to reports of an assault on Padnall Road, RM6.

On the night of the murder, officers attended and found Lyndon suffering from a stab injury nearby on Nash Road, RM6.

He was taken by the London Ambulance Service to an east London hospital where he died at 01:16hrs.

His next of kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination held on Friday, 16 March gave cause of death as stab injuries.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4868 or contact via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at

A 34-year-old man [A] was arrested during the early stages of the investigation on suspicion of murder. He was bailed until a date in mid-April, and subsequently released under investigation while enquiries continue.

A 17-year-old boy [B] was arrested on Sunday, 1 April. Two other boys aged 15 [C] and 16 [D] were arrested on Monday, 2 April.

All three were taken to a police station for questioning before being bailed to return to east London police stations on a date in mid-April. They have since been bailed to a date in late June.