Two arrested after three people are stabbed to death in Seven Kings
Police have confirmed that two people have been arrested in connection with the murder of three people in Seven Kings near Ilford. The three men had their throats cut and died at the scene on Sunday evening.
The two men aged 29 and 39 remain in custody.
Three other rime scenes have been stablished around the Ilford area that remain under Police guard.
At 7.38pm on Sunday 19 January, emergency services were called to a disturbance in Elmstead Road, Seven Kings.
Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found three men, aged in their 20s or 30s, suffering what appear to be stab injuries. All three were pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers are in the process of establishing formal identification and informing all next of kin.
Post-mortem examinations will be arranged in due course.
A thorough investigation is underway and crime scenes are in place in the area as officers begin a full forensic examination. This will continue into Monday and potentially beyond.
Chief Superintendent Steve Clayman, Commander of the Met’s East Area BCU said:
“While enquiries into this tragic incident are at an early stage, this is likely to be a triple homicide investigation.”
“I must retain an open mind as to any motive as we are in the early stages of establishing the full circumstances.”