Four arrests made after man stabbed to death in east London

5 December 2019, 15:48

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A man was stabbed to death in east London on Thursday. Picture: Station owned

By Asher McShane

Police have arrested four men on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death in east London.

A 26 year-old man and a 23-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of murder.

On Thursday, two other males aged 14 and 26 were arrested on suspicion of murder.

The victim, has been named as 22 year-old Exauce Ngimbi.

Police found his seriously injured in Clarence Mews after they were called at 2.01pm.

Paramedics and London's air ambulance were also called. He was pronounced dead at the scene around 30 minutes later.

One man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder, police said.

In a video on Twitter, a witness told young people to "value your lives".

He told viewers: "I saw one of my young footballers there as well and chatting to him; it's one of his friends as well.

"I'm not sure whats with these kids man, I don't even know if his next of kin knows."

Exauce received his injuries following an altercation involving a group of people that took place near Clarence Road and Clarence Mews.

The victim’s next of kin were being informed today. Formal identification has not yet taken place.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Considine said: “This investigation continues to move at pace as demonstrated by these latest arrests.

"However, I still need the public’s assistance to ensure we have as full a picture as possible as to how Exauce lost his life.

“Exauce’s family are devastated but I want to assure them, and the wider public, that we will work tirelessly to ensure those responsible for this murder face justice.”

Witnesses are being asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 3931/05Dec19 or on Twitter @MetCC or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.