Police name man stabbed to death in Ilford

POLICE have publicly identified a man who was stabbed to death in a ‘vicious’ attack in Redbridge at the weekend.

Akeem Dylon Barnes, 24 – known as Dylon – suffered multiple stab wounds in Ilford on Sunday, November 24.

Homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are now leading a murder investigation into his death. No arrests have been made.

A detective told the local community: “I urge those who know the killers not to protect them. Help us remove dangerous, violent individuals from your community.”

Detectives believe Mr Barnes – and a second man, who survived his own knife wounds – were injured when a fight broke out at a party in a vacant building.

Police were initially called at 6.10am on Sunday, November 24, to a report of a group of people fighting in Telegraph Mews, Seven Kings.

Officers attended and found no evidence of anybody injured – but a short time later, police were called to Ilford Lane, where Mr Barnes had been found with stab injuries.

Officers administered first aid until paramedics arrived and took over. They transported him to hospital, but he was declared dead at 12.36pm.

A second man also attended an east London hospital with stab injuries, roughly half an hour after the fight was reported. His injuries were ‘non-life threatening’.

Police said they believed both men had suffered their injuries in the incident in Telegraph Mews.

Investigators said on Monday that they believed the fight may have broken out at a party being held in a disused commercial building.

Chief Inspector John Hughes said: “We are renewing our appeal for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. One man is now dead and a second, who is now in a stable condition, could easily have shared the same fate.

“It is vital that we find those responsible for this vicious and, in the case of Dylon, deadly attack.

“I urge those who know the killers not to protect them. Help us remove dangerous, violent individuals from your community. If you know who they are, my officers are waiting to speak with you – and anything you tell us will be treated in the strictest confidence.”

Anybody who witnessed the incident or has footage or information was asked to dial 101 and quote reference 1776/24NOV.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


Charles Thomson

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