Second suspect arrested in Hackney knife murder


The scene in Shakspeare Walk. Pic: Google Maps

A 16-year-old boy is the second person to be arrested on suspicion of murdering Daniel Frederick in Shakspeare Walk, Stoke Newington.

The teenager is at an east London police station where he remains in custody. The other suspect, a 26-year-old man arrested on the night of the murder, has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Since ELL’s last report on the stabbing, police have said the reason for the murder might be a case of mistaken identity.

Detective Inspector Paul Considine, leading the investigation, said: “From the information I have at this time it seems that Daniel may have been mistaken for somebody else. ”

“He appears to be a completely innocent victim who was walking through the estate when he was subject to an unprovoked attacked.

“We have now made two arrests in connection with Daniel’s murder, but we are still appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information who have not yet spoken to us to do so as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3734 – you can also Tweet information to @MetCC.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at

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