Police arrest man in connection with fatal Newham stabbing

police arrest man in connection with fatal newham stabbing

A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 28-year-old man in Newham.

Police were called on Saturday, 29 June at 23:07 hours to Ron Leighton Way junction with Wakefield Street, E6 to a report of a stabbing.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended. At the scene a 28-year-old man was founding suffering from stab wounds. He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

His next of kin have been made aware and a post mortem examination will be scheduled in due course. We await formal identification.

A murder investigation was launched by the Homicide and Major Crime Command led by Detective Chief Inspector Tony Kirk.

On Monday, 1 july 2019 a 23-year-old man handed himself in to police at an east London police station.

He has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is remanded in custody pending further enquiries.

DCI Kirk said: “Although we have made an arrest, I am still keen to hear from anyone who witnessed this incident or has information or footage. Please don’t hesitate, make the call.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Crime incident room on 0208 345 3985, on 101 quoting 9031/29June.