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Victim named in Isle of Dogs fatal stabbing

Detectives investigating a fatal stabbing in Tower Hamlets have named the victim as they continue to appeal for witnesses or anyone with footage to come forward.

Police were called at 20:26hrs on Tuesday, 21 September to East Ferry Road, E14 following reports of a group of males fighting.

Officers responded and found 33-year-old Mohamed Ensser suffering from stab injuries.

Officers administered CPR prior to the arrival of London Ambulance Service [LAS] paramedics.

Despite their best efforts, Mohamed, who was from Leyton, was pronounced dead at the scene at 20:52hrs.

His next of kin were notified and continue to be supported by specialist officers.

A post-mortem examination took place on Thursday, 23 September, and found the cause of Mohamed’s death to have been a stab wound to the neck and hypovolemic shock.

A murder investigation was launched by the Met’s Specialist Crime Command led by Detective Chief Inspector Laurence Smith.

DCI Smith said: “Although we are at the very early stages of this investigation, we are exploring a number of lines of enquiry and believe that this was an isolated incident involving parties known to each other.

“If you have information, images or footage relating to any stage of this incident please do feel free to approach officers in the area, or, if you prefer, contact us directly or anonymously via Crimestoppers.

“We are aware of footage circulating on social media and I respectfully ask that this footage not be shared further as it not only encourages unhelpful speculation, but could compromise any future legal proceedings.

“No matter how small or insignificant your information seems, it could be a missing piece of the puzzle or may confirm information provided by someone else. If you can help, please do make the call.”

Detective Chief Superintendent Marcus Barnett of the Central East Command which covers Tower Hamlets said: “I am deeply saddened that another life has been taken by knife crime and as a result another family devastated by such an incident.

“My local officers remain at the crime scene and will be supporting the community and working closely with our Specialist Crime investigators who will, I can assure you, do everything possible to find those responsible.

“In the coming days there will be increased levels of visible patrols, to provide reassurance to those living, working and travelling in the area.

“I know that this needless death will send shockwaves through our communities. My message to the community is clear - we are here for you.

“If you have any information about the incident then please get in touch, or, if you have concerns around local community safety, contact your local Neighbourhoods Policing Team or speak with officers as they conduct their patrols.”

There have been no arrests.

Anyone with information or footage should call the Incident Room on 020 8345 3895, call 101 or Tweet @MetCC.

To remain 100% anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit Crimestoppers_uk.org.

Were you in or around any of the areas where this incident took place? If you have information that could help us investigate, but don’t want to speak to police, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They do not ask your name and cannot trace your call or I.P address.

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