The Metropolitan Police have launched a murder inquiry in Clapton, Hackney after a man, 30, died having received stab wounds in Lea View House, Jessam Avenue E5 on Saturday night 4 May.
The emergency call was at 9.10 pm, but when police officers and the London Ambulance Service attended the alleged victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The Met Police say: “Next of kin have been informed but detectives await a formal identification.”
An incident room has opened under Detective Chief Inspector Neale Baldock of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command.
A post-mortem examination has been scheduled for Monday 6 May at Poplar Mortuary.
Detectives have arrested three men in connection with the death.
On Saturday at 7 pm, a man, 29, attended an east London hospital suffering from stab wounds. His injuries were not thought to be life threatening. He was arrested on suspicion of murder but remains in hospital and his condition has been described as stable.
A second man, 45, was arrested on suspicion of murder and after being questioned in a north London police station, it was announced Monday 6 May was “bailed to return on 10 June pending further inquiries.”
A third man, 21, was arrested Sunday afternoon, 5 May, in the Clapton area on suspicion of murder and taken into custody at a north London police station where he remains.
Detectives are aware that an argument took place outside the address at approximately 4 pm between three men on Saturday afternoon.
Officers would like to speak to anyone who was in the area of Jessam Avenue between 3 pm and 9 pm Saturday 4 May and to call the incident room on 0208 345 1570.
Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111