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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

New Year's Eve Stabbings: Renewed Appeal For Information Following Murder Of Taofeek Lamidi in Newham



Detectives investigating the murder of 20-year-old Taofeek Lamidi in Newham on New Years Eve have today released an image of him and are renewing their appeals for information.

This evening, Sunday 7 January, officers will revisit the scene, appeal to the public and speak to residents as part of the ongoing appeal for information.

DCI Cranwell said: "Taofeek was repeatedly stabbed, and was found lying in the street suffering horrific injuries from which he did not recover. Violent incidents such as this have no place on London's streets, and we are urgently following up a number of lines of enquiry to trace those involved and responsible.

"We know that the victim was with a number of people at the time of the attack, and I urgently need to trace this group of young men.

"Memorial Avenue is a busy residential area close to West Ham station. I know that there were people in the area who witnessed the incident, and I need them to come forward. Any information provided will be treated with the strictest confidence."

Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 19.37hrs on Sunday, 31 December, to Memorial Avenue, West Ham E15 to a report of a male stabbed.

Taofeek Lamidi, 20, was stabbed to death in West Ham on New Year's Eve. Picture: Submitted
Officers attended. The injured man was found at the scene suffering from a number of stab injuries.

Despite efforts by both officers and London Ambulance Service paramedics at the scene to resuscitate the victim, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 20:22hrs. .

A post-mortem examination held at East Ham Mortuary on Tuesday, 2 January gave cause of death as a stab wound to the heart.

The Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command is investigating, and continue to appeal for information about the fatal stabbing, and for witnesses to come forward.

There has been no arrest at this stage, and enquiries continue.

Anyone with information that may assist police is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4054 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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