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Police appeal for party-goers to come forward after murder in Mile End

PUBLISHED: 07:53 02 October 2017 | UPDATED: 09:07 04 October 2017

Witness appeal after murder at Mile End where man, 21, was stabbed in Eric Street. Picture: Met Police

Witness appeal after murder at Mile End where man, 21, was stabbed in Eric Street. Picture: Met Police

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Detectives investigating a murder in east London are this-morning trying to trace people at a Friday-night party in a house at Mile End—the fourth killing in just five months in the same neighbourhood.

Eric Street in Mile End, corner of Ropery Street, where 2am stabbing happened on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Picture: GoogleEric Street in Mile End, corner of Ropery Street, where 2am stabbing happened on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Picture: Google

A 21-year-old man was stabbed in a street brawl outside the house in Ropery Street, off Mile End Road, at 2.30am on Saturday.

Police and ambulance crew found Lamar Stewart in a pool of blood in Eric street nearby.

Lamar was treated at the scene by Air Ambulance paramedics before being taken to the Royal London Hospital at Whitechapel, where he died at 4.52am Saturday.

His family have been informed. A post-mortem examination is due to be held at Poplar.

Victim Lamar Stewart, 21, named locally after fatal stabbing outside a party in a house at Mile End. Picture taken by Lamar himselfVictim Lamar Stewart, 21, named locally after fatal stabbing outside a party in a house at Mile End. Picture taken by Lamar himself

Lamar, from Mitcham in south London, was at a party in Ropery Street when a fight broke out which spilled out into the street.

“This was a brutal attack that has taken a man’s life,” Det Chief Insp Andrew Packer said.

“I need to trace as many people as possible who attended this party to piece together the events that led to this murder.

“The stabbing was in the street and would have been clearly visible to passers-by who may have been disturbed by the noise of the fight.”

Lamar Stewart... stabbed to death at Mile End. Picture: Met PoliceLamar Stewart... stabbed to death at Mile End. Picture: Met Police

Police urging witnesses or anyone with information to call the incident room on 020-8345 3865 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111.

It is the fourth fatal stabbing in the neighbourhood this year alone.

The killings began on April 11 with the stabbing of 21-year-old student Syed Jamanoor who died in his mother’s arms outside their home in Wager Street.

Two men were attacked 12 days later in a flat in Bow Common Lane, where 60-year-old Keith Sinclair died. His friend recovered in hospital.

Brenton Roper, 41, was shot and stabbed in a cul-de-sac off Campbell Road in May and died on the doorstep of a neighbour’s house.

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