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Witness appeal in Limehouse murder hunt after woman dies in triple stabbing

PUBLISHED: 17:24 05 May 2017 | UPDATED: 13:52 19 May 2017

Murder probe in quiet Dora Street cul-de-sac. Picture: MIKE BROOKE

Murder probe in quiet Dora Street cul-de-sac. Picture: MIKE BROOKE

Mike Brooke

Neighbours have been in shock today at the murder of a 20-year-old woman in a quiet cul-de-sac on a housing estate in Limehouse.

First-floor flat in Dora Street where woman was stabbed to death. Picture: MIKE BROOKEFirst-floor flat in Dora Street where woman was stabbed to death. Picture: MIKE BROOKE

Three people were stabbed during a disturbance in a first-floor flat in Dora Street late last night.

Police were called by the ambulance service at 11pm when three people were stabbed.

The air ambulance team from the Royal London Hospital was brought in who gave immediate medical treatment in the flat.

But the woman was pronounced dead 40 minutes later. Detectives are waiting for a formal identification before releasing her name.

Scotland Yard Homocide Command detectives arrive at scene in Dora Street. Picture: MIKE BROOKEScotland Yard Homocide Command detectives arrive at scene in Dora Street. Picture: MIKE BROOKE

Two other people in the flat, a woman of 42 and man of 24, were taken to hospital, but later released after treatment.

The suspect fled the scene before to police arrived, Scotland Yard said.

Police cordoned off the street for several hours. Father-of-two Ahmed Musek, 36, a restaurant worker living next door to the flat, arrived home to find the cordon.

“They stopped me going in for over an hour,” he told the East London Advertiser. “I was kept waiting in the street before they let me in.

Neighbour Ahmed... shocked at murder next door. Picture: MIKE BROOKENeighbour Ahmed... shocked at murder next door. Picture: MIKE BROOKE

“We are all worried after what happened. We are all shocked at the stabbing—this is a quiet place.”

The cordon was still in place when his two children went to school this-morning, but has since been lifted.

Officers from the Met’s Homicide Command returned to the flat this-afternoon. All those involved in the incident were said be known to each other.

Police are appealing for anyone with information about the Dora Street stabbing to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3734, or anonymously Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or Crimestoppers online. There have been no arrests so far.


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