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Appeal for witnesses in Canning Town murder of Ahmed Deen-Jah

PUBLISHED: 08:16 07 April 2017 | UPDATED: 10:14 07 April 2017

Ahmed Deen-Jah

Ahmed Deen-Jah

MPS

Detectives investigating the murder of a 21-year-old man in east London who was stabbed in Canning Town are appealing this-morning for witnesses and information.

Police at the scene of murder on Freemasons Road, Canning TownPolice at the scene of murder on Freemasons Road, Canning Town

Ahmed Deen-Jah was found stabbed on Sunday afternoon at an off-licence in Freemasons Road near the Royal Docks. He lived close by.

He was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene at 3.40pm.

A post-mortem examination at East Ham mortuary on Tuesday gave cause of death as a stab wound to the heart.

“This was a brutal attack on a young man,” Det Chief Insp Gary Holmes said.

“We are still trying to establish the circumstances and we are appealing to anybody who was in the area around Freemasons Road area at around the time of the attack or who lives nearby and may have seen or heard something to come forward as soon as possible.”

Four arrests have since been made “in connection with the murder”, Scotland Yard has confirmed.

Two men aged 21 and a third aged 20 were arrested the same day on “suspicion of murder” and have been given police bail to alater this month. A 19-year-old was arrested o on Tuesday, who remains in police custody.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact the incident room 020-8345 1570, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800-555111 or Crimestoppers online.

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