Murder charge following fatal stabbing of 24-year-old Akeem Dylon Barnes in Ilford

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Police investigating the fatal stabbing of 24-year-old Akeem Dylon Barnes in Telegraph Mews, Ilford, have charged a man with murder.

Jean Marc Dable, 24 , of no fixed address, was arrested on suspicion of murder on Saturday, 30 November.

He has this evening been charged and is due to appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 2 December.

Police were called to Telegraph Mews, Seven Kings at 06:10hrs on Sunday, 24 November, to reports of a group of people fighting.

Officers attended, however, there was nobody suffering from stab wounds at the location.

A short time later the officers were called to Ilford Lane to reports of a man with stab injuries. At the scene they found 24-year-old Akeem Dylon Barnes with knife injuries. The officers administered first aid until paramedics arrived and Dylon was taken by London Ambulance Service to an east London hospital where he died at 12:36hrs.

A post-mortem examination conducted at West Ham Mortuary on Tuesday, 26 November found the cause of death to be a stab wound.

Detectives continue to appeal for anyone who has information, video or images that could assist the investigation to call 101 ref 1776/24NOV, tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.