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Appeal one week on from fatal stabbing, E16

News   •   Nov 15, 2017 13:32 GMT

[Adetokunbo Jordan Ajobo]

Detectives investigating a fatal stabbing in Newham have named the victim, as they make fresh appeals for information.

At around 20:10hrs on Wednesday, 8 November, police were called by London Ambulance Service to reports of a man stabbed in Pier Road. E16.

Officers attended the scene and found a man suffering critical injuries. Officers administered first aid prior to the arrival of London Ambulance Service.

The victim was taken to an east London hospital, where he was pronounced dead at around 21:30hrs.

Next of kin have been informed and formal identification has taken place - the deceased is 21-year-old Adetokunbo Jordan Ajobo.

A post-mortem examination took place at East Ham Mortuary on Friday, 10 November and gave cause of death as a stab wound.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command have launched an investigation and officers will return to the scene on the evening of Wednesday, 15 November - one week on from the murder - to hand out appeal leaflets and urge local people to provide any information they may have.

Detective Chief Inspector Gary Holmes who leads the investigation said:

"We are working tirelessly to bring those who murdered Adetokunbo to justice. I believe that several young men were involved and I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this attack or who may have information about it to please come forward.

"If people have concerns then I assure them they can share any such information in the strictest of confidence. You can also report information anonymously through the charity Crimestoppers.

"My officers will be at the scene of the murder tonight, marking one week since this tragic and mindless attack. If you have information which could assist us I would please urge you to get in contact. "

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation should call 020 8345 1570 or tweet @MetCC.

To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

There have been no arrests; enquiries continue.