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Newham murder victim named as police appeal for further information

News   •   Oct 21, 2017 21:43 BST

Image: Moosakhan Nasiri

Detectives investigating the murder of a 20-year-old man in an east London park have today named the victim as Moosakhan Nasiri.

Police were called to Plashet Park, Forest Gate at 16:07hrs on Sunday, 15 October to reports of an injured male.

At the scene, Moosakhan was found suffering from a stab wound to the chest.

London Ambulance Service treated the him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Moosakhan's next of kin have been informed and formal identification has now been completed.

A post-mortem examination held on Tuesday, 17 October gave cause of death as a stab wound to the heart.

A 16-year-old male [A] was arrested on Monday, 16 October on suspicion of murder. He was subsequently charged on Tuesday, 17 October.

The Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command are leading the investigation and are continuing to appeal for witnesses and information. Officers will be at the scene on Sunday, 22 October as part of this appeal.

DCI Jamie Piscopo, who leads the investigation, said: "We have now charged one person in relation to this murder but there are still outstanding suspects and other lines of enquiry we are pursuing.

"This was a violent attack on a young man which happened in the middle of the afternoon in a busy park, and I would ask anyone who saw the incident to come forward and speak to us."

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information should call the Homicide and Major Crime Command on 0208 345 3715, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

+ The 16-year-old male [A] charged with murder appeared at Barkingside Youth Court on Wednesday, 18 October.