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Victim named and image released in Leytonstone fail to stop murder

News   •   May 11, 2019 10:21 BST

Constantin Sin

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Leytonstone have named the victim as Mr Constantin Sin, 51 who is from Romania.

One male, aged 56, was arrested on Friday, 10 May on suspicion of assisting an offender and has been taken to a police station for questioning.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Wrigley, from the Homicide and Major Crime Command [HMCC] who is leading the investigation said: “The investigation into Mr Sin’s murder continues apace with a number of live enquiries in hand. At this early stage, it is appears that this was a deliberate act by the driver of the car. There had been an altercation in the street prior to this incident and I am appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information who has not yet come forward, to contact detectives without delay.”

Police were called at 00:40hrs on Sunday, 5 May to reports of a car in collision with two pedestrians at High Road, Leytonstone.

Officers, the London Ambulance and London’s Air Ambulance attended. Constantin Sin and a second man, aged 32, were taken to hospitals in east London.

Constantin who was in a critical condition, sadly died in hospital at 17:18 hours on Sunday, 5 May.

His next of kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination that took place on Thursday, 9 May at Walthamstow mortuary found the cause of death to be multiple injuries.

Victim 1 remains in hospital with serious injuries which are not life threatening.

Officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC) are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 0208 345 3715 or call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 304/5May.

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