Case: Party stabbing in Bow: Lamar Stewart
Lamar Stewart
Case unsolved
Status: Unsolved
Categories: Uncategorised
Case synopsis:

Lamar Stewart, 21, was stabbed to death outside a party in Bow on 30 September 2017.

Police were called to reports of a disturbance in Ropery Street at around 2.30am.

Lamar was found injured in nearby Eric Street and was taken to hospital. He was pronounced dead at 4.52am and a post-mortem found the cause of death was a stab wound to the chest and haemorrhage.

On 2 December 2017 Salman Ahmed, 22 (16.12.94) of no fixed address was charged with murder. A 21 year-old man remains under investigation.

Ahmed is due to stand trial at the Old Bailey on 14 May 2018.

Detectives said Lamar was at a party at an address when a fight broke out and spilled out on to Ropery Street.

Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Packer from the Homicide and Major Crime Command leads said: "Our enquiries so far have established there was a large group of young people from east and south London who attended this party and I need to trace as many people as possible to piece together the events that led to this murder.

"The stabbing occurred in the street and would have been clearly visible to passers-by and residents who may have been disturbed by the noise of the fight.

"This was a brutal attack that has taken a man's life and I am urging anyone with information to come forward and speak to police."

The family of Lamar Stewart said in a statement: "We are absolutely devastated by this senseless act of crime. Lamar was a good boy, a hard working boy and loved. He was loved by absolutely everyone.

"As a family we are crushed. We are all so close as a family and to loose Lamar is something we don’t think we will ever recover from. Lamar was a loving boy who after every conversation told his mum and dad and siblings that he loved them.

"Lamar was the youngest to his twin sister, older sister and two brothers. Now the five of us siblings are completely broken. We have lost our baby. We just ask that if anyone knows anything they please contact the police. Only justice will slightly ease this pain."

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 0208 345 3865 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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