BREAKING NEWS LONDON

Teenager Named following Fatal Stabbing in Forest Gate

Detectives investigating the murder of an 18-year-old man in Forest Gate have released the name of the victim.

Although formal ID is yet to take place, police are confident the victim is Sami Sidhom from Newham.

Police were called at around 22:50hrs on Monday, 16 April, to reports of a stabbing in Chestnut Avenue, E7.

Officers attended the location along with London Ambulance Service and paramedics from London’s Air Ambulance.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 23:27hrs.

Next of kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

There has been no arrest at this early stage.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC) are investigating and enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Inspector John Marriott, who is leading the investigation, commented: “We are at the early stages of the investigation and my team retain an open mind as to the motive for Sami’s murder.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area last night and may have seen or heard anything.

“It doesn’t matter how big or small you think your information may be; it could be the piece of the puzzle that helps bring the person that killed a young man last night to justice.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact the incident room on 0208 345 3715 or via Twitter @MetCC.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.