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York Hall stabbing: Police make 7th arrest ‘on suspicion of murder’ at Bethnal Green

PUBLISHED: 19:20 06 September 2016

Luthur Edwards

Luthur Edwards

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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.

Murder outside York HallMurder outside York Hall

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.

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

Paramedics battled to keep him aline, but he died an hour later at the Royal London Hospital.

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.

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.

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