Detectives investigating the murder of a 21-year-old who was stabbed in Canning Town at the weekend are appealing for witnesses and information.
Police were called on Sunday, 2 April shortly before 15:30 hours to a report of a stabbing at an off-licence in Freemasons Road, E16.
Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service and found a 21-year-old man inside the shop suffering from stab injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 15:40 hours.
A post-mortem examination at East Ham mortuary held on Tuesday 4 April gave cause of death as a stab wound to the heart. Next of kin have been informed.
The victim has been formally identified as Ahmed Deen-Jah, 21, of Canning Town.
Four arrests have been made in connection with the murder.
Three men, two aged 21 [A and B] and a 20-year-old man [C], were arrested on Sunday 2 April on suspicion of murder and have been bailed to a date in April.
A 19-year-old man [D] was arrested on suspicion of murder on Tuesday, 4 April and he remains in custody.
Detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.
Detective Chief Inspector Gary Holmes said: “This was a particularly brutal attack on a young man. We are still trying to establish the circumstances behind this incident, and we are appealing to anybody who was in the Freemasons area at around the time of the attack or who lives nearby and may have seen or heard something to come forward and speak to officers or Crimestoppers as soon as possible.”
Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact the incident room number 020 8345 1570.
Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visitwww.crimestoppers.org.uk.