Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward 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 24, 25, 27, 29, 23 and 24 have been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. They are currently in custody.
A seventh man, 26, although under arrest, is currently receiving treatment in hospital for injuries sustained during the incident.
Police were called to a residential address in Buckle Street, E1, at 8.48am 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 9.40am.
Next of kin have been informed. They are being supported by specialist officers.
We await formal identification and a special post mortem 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.”