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Police appeal one year on from murder of Alex Vanderpuye in Hackney

News   •   Dec 07, 2018 06:00 GMT

[Victim] 24-year-old Alex Vanderpuye

One year on from the stabbing of a young man on a busy road in Hackney, detectives have renewed their appeals for information.

Alex Vanderpuye, 24, who was from the local area, was found by police in Christie Road, Hackney, after they were called at around 16:45rs on Thursday 7 December.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics to treat his stab wound, Alex died at the scene at 17:20hrs.

A post-mortem examination that subsequently took place gave the cause of death as a stab wound.

Detective Inspector John Marriott, from the Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command, who is leading the investigation, said:

"We are now twelve months into our enquiries and are still very keen to hear from anyone who has information, or any witnesses who might have seen something.

"This attack took place at a time when lots of people would have been around - Hackney is a busy, vibrant borough. We know that some of Alex's friends were with him at the time and we are also directly appealing to them to ask them to come forward as we believe they have vital information.

"We are also looking for anyone who may have seen or heard anything in the vicinity of Christie Road at the junction with Cassland Road from around the 16:30hrs on that day - Thursday 7 December.

"Alex left behind his father and an older brother and they deserve justice."

Police believe that the suspects - a group of men - arrived at the scene in a metallic Green mercedes - a vehicle that they subsequently recovered.

On Tuesday, 12 December, officers arrested three males on suspicion of murder: a 26-year-old man [A] a 21-year-old man [B] and a 25-year-old man [C]. All three remain were subsequently released under investigation.

Five further men [D] to [H] who were also arrested on suspicion of murder have also been released under investigation.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information should contact the incident room on 020 8345 3715, or make contact via Twitter @MetCC. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.