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Detectives renew appeal and victim named following fatal teen stabbing in Hackney

News   •   Apr 08, 2018 17:36 BST

Image: Israel Ogunsola

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a teenager in Hackney have today, renewed their appeals for information as they look to trace a second male believed to be involved in the attack.

This comes as detectives name the victim as 18-year-old Israel Ogunsola from Clapton and released an image of him.

DCI Paul Considine from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command said: “Whilst we have one male appearing in court charged with Israel’s murder, another remains at large.

“We are particularly keen to trace a second suspect described as a young black male wearing black clothing who was at the scene of the murder.

“There are people in the area who know what happened that have yet to call police. Their information is vital to building a clearer picture of what took place, securing important evidence and apprehending everyone involved.

“We need you to call. A young man with his whole life ahead of him has been murdered and his grieving family deserve answers and justice.

“You can give information via the incident room on 020 8345 3734 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Shortly before 20:00hrs on Wednesday, 4 April, officers on patrol in Morning Lane E9 were alerted to a serious incident close by.

Officers arrived in Link Street, junction with Morning Lane, and found a man suffering stab wounds. They assisted an off-duty paramedic in providing emergency first aid until the London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance attended.

The man, aged 18, was pronounced dead at the scene at 20:24hrs. His next of kin has been informed

A post-mortem examination took place on the afternoon of Thursday, 5 April at Poplar mortuary and gave the cause of death as stab wounds.

An incident room has opened under the Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command.

Two 17-year-old boys [A and B] were arrested late on Wednesday, 4 April on suspicion of murder. The first teen 17 [A] has now been charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon. He appeared at Thames Magistrates Court on Saturday, 7 April and will next appear at the Old Bailey on 10 April, 2018.

A second 17-year-old [B] has been released with no further action.

Enquiries continue