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Third arrest in Canning Town murder

News   •   Feb 20, 2018 17:07 GMT

Detectives investigating the murder of a teenager in Canning Town have made a third arrest.

A 17-year-old boy [C] was arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday, 19 February. He was taken to an east London police station where he remains in custody.

An investigation was launched after officers were called by the London Ambulance Service shortly after 20:00hrs on Wednesday, 14 February to reports of a male suffering stab injuries on Goldwing Close, E16.

Officers attended and 17-year-old Lord Promise Nkenda - known as Promise - who was from Newham was pronounced dead at the scene at 20:38hrs.

A post-mortem examination held at East Ham Mortuary on Thursday, 15 February gave cause of death as stab wounds to the chest.

On Saturday, 17 February, two 17-year-old boys [A and B] were arrested. They were both charged with the murder of Lord Promise Nkenda and robbery.

They appeared at Barkingside Magistrates' Court on Monday, 19 February and are due to appear in custody at the Old Bailey on Wednesday, 21 February.

Detective Inspector Perry Benton from the Homicide and Major Crime Command is leading the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Crime Command incident room on 020 8345 3775 or via 101 quoting reference 8884/14Feb.

Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.