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UPDATE: Renewed appeal following Forest Gate murder

News   •   Oct 17, 2017 18:21 BST

Detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses and information following a fatal stabbing in an east London park.

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

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

London Ambulance Service treated the victim, a 20-year-old male, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim's next of kin have been informed.

He has not yet been formally identified. A post mortem examination held today (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.

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 is due to appear at Barkingside Youth Court on Wednesday, 18 October.