York Hall stabbing: Police make 7th arrest ‘on suspicion of murder’ at Bethnal Green
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A seventh man has been arrested following the murder of Luther Edwards on the steps of east London’s York Hall boxing venue.
The 24-year-old was arrested today “on suspicion of murder” on July 29 at Bethnal Green and is in police custody tonight.
Luther, who was 31, had been at a York Hall boxing match when he got involved in a fight at the end which spilled out onto the streets.
He made his way to a BP petrol station opposite in Cambridge Heath Road, where he collapsed on the forecourt.
Paramedics battled to keep him aline, but he died an hour later at the Royal London Hospital.
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A post-mortem examination at Poplar Mortuary later gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the heart.
Detectives are keeping an open mind about any motive that led to Luther being stabbed.
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They are appealing for witnesses who were in York Hall or the streets outside at around 10.30pm that night, or anyone with information, to call the incident room on 020-8345 3715, or anonymously Crimestoppers on 0800-555111, Crimestoppers-uk.org.
Six men in their 20s and 30s have already been arrested following Luther’s stabbing and have been given police bail to return later this month or early next month.