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Appeal for information continues as Hackney murder victim

News   •   Jan 31, 2018 18:04 GMT

[Victim: Yaya Mbye]

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Hackney have named him as they continue to appeal for information.

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 23:34hrs on Sunday, 28 January to the George Downing Estate, off Cazenove Road in Stoke Newington following reports of a stabbing.

Officers attended and found a 26-year-old man suffering from stab injuries.

He was taken to an east London hospital where he was pronounced dead at 00:32hrs.

The victim was formally identified today, Wednesday, 31 January as Yaya Mbye, 26 (20.11.91) from Hackney.

A post-mortem examination held at Poplar Public Mortuary, held on Tuesday, 30 January gave his cause of death as a stab wound.

Detectives from the Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.

Detective Chief Inspector Gary Holmes, who leads the investigation, said: "I believe there was a level of planning into this murder and I am interested in hearing from anybody who may have seen or heard anything in the area of the housing estate in the late part of Sunday evening. 

I am particularly interested in tracing three males who were dressed in dark clothing who I believe were responsible for this attack. I believe they arrived and left the scene of the murder in a silver car believed to possibly be a Mercedes estate and I would like to hear from anybody who may have seen anything or may have any information about the murder if this young man.

I am also appealing to anyone who could help us to piece together the final days and hours of Yaya's life. Did you see him in the area that night or had you seen or spoke to him in the days leading up to his death?"

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8345 1570 or 101 or you can Tweet information to @MetCC.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at