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Detectives investigating the deaths of three men in Redbridge have made two arrests.
Emergency services were called at 7.38[m on Sunday January, 19 to a disturbance in Elmstead Road, Seven Kings.
Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found three men, aged in their 20s or 30s, suffering stab injuries. All three were pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers are in the process of establishing formal identification and informing all next of kin.
An investigation led by homicide detectives from Specialist Crime is underway and crime scenes are in place in the area as officers continue a full forensic examination. These will be in place into Monday and potentially beyond.
Detective Chief Superintendent Stephen Clayman, Commander of the Met’s East Area BCU, spoke at the scene of the incident this morning and said: “This investigation remains in its early stages and work continues to establish the exact sequence of events that led to this shocking incident.
“We believe the parties involved were from the Sikh community and known to each other. A fight has taken place which has escalated, resulting in three people being fatally attacked.
“Residents in and around the Seven Kings area will see extra officers on patrol; if you have any concerns, or information that could assist the investigation, please stop and speak to them.”
Detectives from Specialist Crime are investigating – anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3865 or to remain anonymous call the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.