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UPDATE: Appeal for witnesses after murder in Whitechapel

News   •   Nov 24, 2019 21:33 GMT

Detectives continue to appeal for witnesses after a man was fatally stabbed at a house party in Whitechapel on Saturday, 23 November.

Detective Inspector Will White, investigating said: “At this early stage we believe that the victim suffered the injuries that ended his life during a fight that broke out at at a house party.

“Three other people also suffered knife wounds, however, none, except the victim, suffered wounds that were life threatening. Were you there when the fight started? Do you know what it was about?”

Six men - aged [A] 24, [B] 25, [C] 27, [D] 29, [F] 23 and [G] 24 - were arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. All have been bailed to date in early December. 

A seventh man, [E] 26, although under arrest, is currently still receiving treatment in hospital for injuries sustained during the incident.

Police were called to a residential address in Buckle Street, E1, at 08:48hrs on Saturday, 23 November to reports of a stabbing.

Officers attended along with paramedics from the London Ambulance Service (LAS).

At the scene, a 27-year-old man was found suffering from knife wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 09:40hrs.

Next of kin have been informed. They are being supported by specialist officers.

We await formal identification and a post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.

DI White added: “I am keen to hear from anyone who was at the party in Buckle Street on Saturday. Even if you think you have nothing to offer, please do make the call. You may have information that confirms something that we have been told, or you may hold information that is vital to the investigation. Either way, please don’t hesitate, make the call.”

Anyone with information should call the Incident Room on 020 8721 4054, call 101 quoting 2060/23NOV, Tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.