Three men die from stab wounds in Seven Kings area of northeast London

Written by on 20/01/2020

Three men have died after suffering stab injuries in the Seven Kings area of northeast London.

Police have said they are likely dealing with a triple homicide investigation after the three men, aged in their 20s or 30s, were pronounced dead at the scene on Elmstead Road.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service were called to the area at 7.38pm on Sunday.

Police are in the process of establishing formal identification and informing all next of kin.

The Metropolitan Police said post-mortems will be arranged in due course.

An investigation is under way and crime scenes are in place in the area as officers begin a full forensic examination.

Chief Superintendent Steve Clayman, commander of the Met’s East Area basic command unit, said: “While enquiries into this tragic incident are at an early stage, this is likely to be a triple homicide investigation.

“I must retain an open mind as to any motive as we are in the early stages of establishing the full circumstances.”

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said extra police enforcement powers have been authorised for the borough of Redbridge until 8am on Monday following the stabbing attack.

He tweeted: “I’m in touch with senior Met police officers and local representatives after a serious incident in Redbridge tonight, where three men have lost their lives.

“My thoughts are with their families and the local community at this dreadful time.”

(c) Sky News 2020: Three men die from stab wounds in Seven Kings area of northeast London


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