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Six further arrests in connection with murder of Kaan Aslan in Hackney

News   •   Jan 24, 2018 19:54 GMT

[Kaan Aslan]

Detectives have made six arrests in connection with the murder of 20-year-old Kaan Aslan in Hackney on 14 November 2017.

All six men were arrested on Wednesday, 24 January, on suspicion of murder and violent disorder.

[D] A 18-year-old male arrested at an address in Hackney;

[E] A 20-year-old male arrested at an address in Hackney;

[F] A 19-year-old male arrested at an address in Hatfield;

[G] A 19-year old male arrested at an address in Romford;

[H] A 20-year-old male arrested at an address in Hackney;

[I] A 17-year-old male arrested at an address in Hackney.

They have all been taken to an east London police station where they remain in custody.

On 14 November, a 25-year-old male [A] was arrested on suspicion of murder. He was released under investigation.

On Thursday, 30 November, a 23-year-old male [B] and a 23-year-old male [C] were arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into custody at an east London police station. They were subsequently released under investigation.

On the night of the incident, police were called by the London Ambulance Service to reports of a stabbing at Monteagle Way on the Nightingale Estate in Hackney at around midnight.

Kaan was treated at the scene for a stab wound to the chest. Sadly, he died at the scene at 00:15hrs.

A post-mortem examination showed the cause of death as a stab wound to the heart.

Officers retain an open mind regarding motive.

The Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating and are appealing for information from anyone who may have seen or heard anything in the vicinity of Monteagle Way and the Nightingale Estate late in the evening on Monday, 13 November into Tuesday, 14 November.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information should contact the Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command incident room on 020 8345 3985, or make contact via Twitter @MetCC. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.