Stamford Hill murder : Appeal for information

News   •   Sep 24, 2018 13:29 BST

Image: Elyon Poku

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information about the murder of a man in Stamford Hill who has been named as Elyon Poku.

Elyon, aged 20, who lived in Stamford Hill, died after being stabbed during a party in the early hours of Saturday, 22 September.

Police were called at around 00:50hrs on 22 September, to reports of a fight at a flat in Wilderton Road, N16.

Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance, and found three men suffering serious injuries.

Both police and paramedics administered first aid to Elyon before he was taken to hospital with stab wounds. He died at around 04:30hrs.

His next-of-kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.

A 17-year-old male was also found with stab wounds. He was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The third victim, a 24-year-old man, was found with a head injury. He too was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

An investigation has been launched by the Homicide and Major Crime Command, under Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Packer.

Four arrests have been made:

On Sunday, 23 September two men were arrested in connection with the investigation – a 28-year-old man [A] was arrested on suspicion of murder and a 18-year-old man [B] was arrested on suspicion of affray. Both have since been bailed to a date in late October.

On Monday, 24 September there were further arrests; a 29-year-old man [C] and a 16-year-old male youth [D] were both arrested on suspicion of murder. [C] has been released under investigation while [D] has been bailed pending further enquiries to a date in late October.

DCI Packer said: “We have been working hard over this weekend to find out what happened at the party and the events that led to Elyon’s murder in the early hours of Saturday. While we have made arrests, we still need the public’s help.

“We believe there were more than 200 young people at the party which began on Friday evening and we are need to speak to everyone who was there. Even if you didn’t witness the assaults, you may have some information that can help us determine how Elyon tragically lost his life.

“I can understand that some people may want to remain anonymous, so I would urge them to make contact with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to share what they know.”

Officers are keeping an open mind about the motive for the fight that led to Elyon’s death.

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is urged to call the incident room on 0208 345 3865, quoting CAD 297Sep22 or Tweet @MetCC.

To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via the Crimestoppers website

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