Mother of murdered teenager issues appeal for witnesses

Photo: Metropolitan Police/Flickr: Diekatrin, Isschan Nicholls was taken to The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel

The mother of murdered teenager Isschan Nicholls has issued an appeal for information in solving her son’s murder.

Mr Nicholls was stabbed in a fight between rival gangs in Parnell Road, Bow, on January 13th.  The 18- year old was taken to the Royal London Hospital, but died two days later from his injuries. A 17-year-old was also injured in the fight, but was later discharged.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Manning of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command  said police were still trying to gather information about how the fight started: “[…] We know that shortly before the fight, Isschan and four friends had been travelling in a blue Rover which parked in Parnell Road. The vehicle was parked close to a Ford Fiesta which entered the road moments earlier containing four males”.

His mother, Jennifer Williams said: “[…] We are asking if anybody knows anything regarding this incident, no matter how small the information- we are pleading with you to come forward and call police. Every piece of information is important right now, no matter how insignificant you may think it is.”

The police are appealing for people who were in the area at the time and may have seen what happened. DCI Manning said “There are people out there with vital details about what happened. I urge those people to tell us what they know. We understand some might have concerns about speaking to us, but it is important they do, so we can offer reassurance and support.’

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4054 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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