Renewed appeal for witnesses after man is fatally stabbed in Tower Hamlets

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Detectives investigating the murder of a 34-year-old man in Tower Hamlets on Saturday, 15 June, have made two arrests as they continue to appeal for information.

DCI Simon Stancombe of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command said: “Despite the two arrests that we have made this weekend, I am keen to hear from anyone who saw two males fleeing the scene on Alton Street where one ran toward the Docklands Light Railway at Langdon Park and the other ran in the opposite direction toward Giraud Street.

“I am convinced that a number of people witnessed the incident itself or the immediate aftermath and may have filmed it on their phones. I urge those people to come forward and speak to us or provide their footage.”

On Saturday, 15 June, officers arrested a 33-year-old man [A] in Victoria shortly before midnight.

At around 1730hrs on Sunday, 16 June a 28-year-old male [B] was arrested in Croydon.

Both males were arrested on suspicion of murder. They remain in custody at east London police stations.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service [LAS] at 1.58pm on Saturday, 15 June, to reports of an injured man at Alton Street, E14.

Detective to reports of an injured man at Alton Street, E14.

Officers and LAS attended.

At the scene a man, aged 34, had suffered stab injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 2.37pm.

A crime scene has been established.

Detective from the Homicide and Major Crime Command investigate.

Enquiries are underway to notify next of kin. A post mortem will be scheduled in due course.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting CAD4256/15JUN, Tweet @MetCC, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.