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UPDATE: Victim named in Walthamstow murder

News   •   Apr 01, 2020 21:19 BST

[VICTIM]: Tomas Macionis, 35

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a man in Walthamstow have named the victim.

Police were called at 22:55hrs on Tuesday, 31 March, to a seriously injured male in Alexandra Road, E17.

Officers attended along with ambulance colleagues. Despite their best efforts, the man was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

Though formal identification awaits, he has been named as 35-year-old Tomas Macionis, who was originally from Lithuania but lived in Walthamstow.

His family have been informed.

A post-mortem examination held today, 1 April, at Queens Road Mortuary, gave cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.

A man, aged in his 20s, was arrested on suspicion of murder. He was taken into police custody.

The investigation is being led by detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information that may assist the investigation, should call police via 101, or the incident room on 020 8345 3775, quoting reference CAD6988/31MAR. To remain anonymous, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Any young people who have information about violence or knife crime, can visit www.fearless.org where they can pass on information anonymously – your I.P address will not be traced. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.