Man Quizzed Over Murder In Ilford

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man in north-east London.

Scotland Yard say they were called to Richmond Road in Ilford at about 3.35am yesterday (Sunday 28 December) after reports of an assault.

Officers found a man aged in his late 50s who had been stabbed.

He was rushed to hospital but died shortly before 8am.

A 30-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, and was later re-arrested on suspicion of murder.

He remains in custody.

The dead man is yet to be formally identified and a post-mortem examination has not yet been held.

The homicide command's Detective Chief Inspector Russell Taylor said: "I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the stabbing, or the build up to the incident to contact us. We know that a number of people were at a party at a nearby address and it is possible that they saw something of importance.

"We are particularly keen to speak with anyone who attended that event who is yet to come forward."

Anyone with information can dial 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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