Detectives investigating a fatal stabbing in Hackney have made two further arrests.
The victim of the stabbing has also been identified.
A 26-year-old man and a 23-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday, 6 December – both remain in custody.
Two other males arrested on suspicion of murder on Thursday, 5 December – aged 14 and aged 26 – also remain in custody.
A murder investigation was launched after police were called at 2.01pm on Thursday, 5 December to reports of a stabbing in Clarence Mews, Hackney.
Officers, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended and found a 22-year-old man suffering injuries. Despite their best efforts the he was pronounced dead at the scene at 2.22pm.
His next of kin have been informed and formal identification has taken place. The deceased is Exauce Ngimbi.
A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.
Exauce received his injuries following an altercation involving a group of people that took place in the vicinity of Clarence Road and Clarence Mews.
Detective Chief Inspector Paul Considine of the Specialist Crime Command leads the investigation and said:
“This investigation continues to move at pace as demonstrated by these latest arrests. However, I still need the public’s assistance to ensure we have as full a picture as possible as to how Exauce lost his life.
“Exauce’s family are devastated but I want to assure them, and the wider public, that we will work tirelessly to ensure those responsible for this murder face justice.”
His mother Théthé Ngimbi, 51, was joined by relatives in a vigil at the scene in Clarence Mews last night. She sobbed: “I want to see him, he was a good boy. It’s not fair.
Mr Ngimbi’s cousin Calvin Bungisa, 22, was stabbed to death in April after being ambushed and chased by masked thugs in Kentish Town
Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3865 or call 101 quoting CAD 3931/05Dec