Fifth man arrested after York Hall murder in Bethnal Green

.Luthur Edwards... died after being stabbed outside York Hall

.Luthur Edwards... died after being stabbed outside York Hall - Credit: MPS

Detectives investigating the murder of Luther Edwards on the steps of east London’s York Hall have made a fifth arrest, Scotland Yard has just confirmed.

Old Ford Road cordoned off and York Hall is shut following the stabbing

Old Ford Road cordoned off and York Hall is shut following the stabbing - Credit: Archant

A 26-year-old man was arrested today on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody at a central London police station.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command continue to investigate the stabbing resulting from a fight which broke out inside York Hall on July 29, when 31-year-old Luther was just leaving a Friday night boxing match. The violence spilled out onto the street at around 10.30pm.

Luthur staggered along Old Ford Road to a BP petrol station in Cambridge Heath Road where he collapsed. He did an hour later at the Royal London Hospital.

A post-mortem examination at Poplar Mortuary gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the heart.

Police cordon outside York Hall

Police cordon outside York Hall - Credit: Archant


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Four others have been arrested over the past four weeks on suspicion of murder—one aged 32, the others in their 20s, all bailed to return to police in late September pending further enquiries.

Detectives are keeping an open mind on any motive and are still appealing for witnesses at York Hall on July 29, or in the streets outside, to call the incident room on 020-8345 3715, or anonymously Crimestoppers on 0800-555111, email: crimestoppers-uk.org.

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