Crime & the Law

Murder inquiry in Leyton after man dies in stabbing

High Road Leyton. Image: Google Maps

High Road Leyton. Image: Google Maps

A murder investigation has been launched in Waltham Forest after a man died following a stabbing in Leyton.

Police were called at 3.33 am early this morning to reports of a stabbing at a residential address in High Road, Leyton.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a man in his thirties with stab injuries to his chest.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by 4.30 am.

Police are in the process of informing next of kin.

A post-mortem examination and formal identification will take place in due course.

Shortly after the stabbing, officers carrying out enquires arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of murder.

He currently remains in custody at an east London police station pending further enquiries.

At this early stage the Met Police say: ‘it is believed that the two men were known to each other.’

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call detectives on 0208-345-3714. To remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800-555-111.

Update 26/4/2015 18.05

Detectives investigating the murder of 40-year-old man in Leyton have charged a man with murder.

34 year old Massimo Fishti of High Road, Leyton, E10 is to appear in custody before Barkingside Magistrates Court on Monday 27th April.


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