23-year-old arrested over Isschan Nicholls stabbing

Isschan Nicholls Pic: Metropolitan Police

Isschan Nicholls Pic: Metropolitan Police

Three years after the stabbing of Isschan Nicholls, a man aged 23, has been arrested in connection with the gang attack in East London.

Isschan Nicholls, nicknamed Nasty, aged 18 of Popular was stabbed in Bow East London in January 2010.

Nicholls and his four friends had travelled from the Isle of Dogs to Bow in a dark blue Rover, around 21:00 when their car came under attack.

A group of 15 members of the Bow Bloodshedders Gang attacked the Rover using a Baseball bat and wood trying to harm the car’s occupants, two people escaped uninjured.

On the day of the incident the Metropolitan police found Nicholls and another male with multiple stab wounds. Both victims were taken to the Royal London Hospital where Nicholls died from his injuries. The second victim aged 17 was treated and discharged.

The Bow Bloodshedders Gang are notorious to Roman Road Bow and rival the Isle of Dogs (IOD) gang in a postcode war.

Detective Chief Inspector Charles King, of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command said: “The attack was witnessed by many people and the suspects were seen to run away from the scene towards Roman Road. I am convinced many people in the local community and also on the Isle of Dogs hold vital information in this case.”

DCI King re-appeals for witnesses to come forward, an incident room remains open at Sutton in order to resolve the murder.

The 23- year old male re-arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody waiting to be questioned. So far a total of 18 people have been arrested in connection with the murder but no action was taken.

Nicholls’ family said: “It has been three and a half years since Isschan was taken from us. Another arrest has been made which may result in a charge, it may not, but we are not pessimists and have not given up hope of finding his killers.”


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