Murder probe after man shot dead in East London

A murder investigation has been launched following the killing of a man in Manor Park.

Detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 2126hrs on Monday, 8 April to reports of a male assaulted at Church Road, E12.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended. At the scene a 22-year-old male was found suffering from gunshot and knife wounds.

Despite the efforts of medics, the male sadly died at the scene.

Next of kin has been notified. We await formal identification.

A post-mortem will be scheduled in due course.

A crime scene remains in place at this time and the community can expect to see an enhanced police presence in the area following this incident and people are encouraged to speak with officers if they have any information which could assist the investigation or if they have any concerns.

Detective Inspector Alison Cole from the Homicide and Major Crime Command leading the investigation, said: “A number of people have already spoken with officers and I am grateful for the information they have provided, but there are still pieces of the puzzle surrounding this murder that are missing. If you were in the area at the time of the incident and saw or heard anything relating to this senseless loss of life please contact police immediately.

“At this early stage we believe that the victim was approached by three males who inflicted the injuries and fled in the direction of Browning Road. Did you see the incident take place? Did you see a suspicious vehicle in the area around the time the attack took place?”

Anyone who has information concerning this incident is asked to call Newham police on 101 quoting CAD7566/8APR, Tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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