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Arrest in Dagenham Reede Road stabbing

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Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command have launched a murder investigation, and there is a cordon in place on Reede Road and Parsloes Avenue.

At 23:47 on 5 May, police were notified of two large groups arguing with machetes near the Dagenham Heathway underground station.

An 18 year old man died due to stab wounds he sustained in the conflict. A second man sustained stab wounds and was taken to hospital.

A 20 year old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Detective Chief Inspector James Shirley said: “My thoughts are with the young man’s family and friends. I want to offer my full reassurances to them, and the wider community, that despite the significant events taking place in London today, the focus of my team is bringing the person or people responsible to justice.

“Our investigation is progressing at pace and I would thank everyone who has already spoken to officers. I would ask anyone who has not yet come forward to do so as a matter of urgency. I would also ask local residents to check dash cams and doorbell footage for anything out of the ordinary and share that with us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting 8711/06May. To remain 100% anonymous share your information via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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