Two more arrests in connection with killing of 18-year-old in Plaistow

Detectives investigating the killing of 18-year-old Santino Angelo Dymiter in Plaistow make two further arrests.

A 16-year-old male [B] has been arrested on suspicion of murder and a 24-year-old man [C] has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. Both remain in custody at an east London police station.

An investigation was launched after police were called at approximately 15:30hrs on Monday, August 26, to reports of a critically injured man on Chadd Green, E13.

Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service and found Santino suffering from stab injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination held on Wednesday, 28 August at East Ham Mortuary confirmed cause of death as a stab wound.

Homicide detectives from the Specialist Crime Command are investigating.

A 14-year-old boy from Barking was arrested on Thursday, September 5. He was charged the following day with murder.

He appeared in custody at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, September 7.

Mick Ferris

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