Case: Bethnal Green stabbing: Luther Edwards
Victim
Name:
Luther Edwards
Gender:
Male
Date:
2016-07-29
Nationality:
British
Weapon:
Knife
Killer
Case unsolved
Status: Unsolved
Categories: Uncategorised
Case synopsis:

Luther Edwards, 31, was stabbed to death outside Bethnal Green tube station on 29 July 2016.

He was found collapsed on the forecourt of a petrol station at the junction of Old Ford Road and Cambridge Heath Road at around 10.35pm.

Mr Edwards, from Clapham, was taken to hospital and was pronounced dead at around 11.40pm. A post-mortem found he died of a stab wound to the heart. 

Detectives said he had become involved in an altercation at a boxing event held at York Hall on Old Ford Road on Friday night.

He was attacked by a group as he left the venue and chased across Cambridge Heath Road to the petrol station.

Eight men have been arrested and released on bail.

In November 2016 the officer leading the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Larry Smith of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: "It has been three months since Luther's murder and his family have been left devastated by his lost which has been compounded by the fact that the person or persons responsible have yet to be caught.

"Luther was at this event to watch a friend box and there were a number of other boxers who brought those they know to the venue, so I am convinced that someone will know the two men we are seeking to identify.

"We have spoken to a number of witnesses since the murder and the information that has been provided has greatly assisted our investigation but it is of paramount importance that anyone who has yet to come forward and speak to us does so immediately.

"I believe that the answers lie in the local community and someone knows the person or persons responsible for denying Luther's two children from ever seeing their father again. I want to specifically appeal to those who hold information, I understand that you may have concerns about speaking to the police but shielding and protecting those responsible is not the answer, please do the right thing."

Any witnesses or anyone with any information should call the incident room on 020 8345 3715. To give information anonymously Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111 or via Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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