LATEST: Homerton stabbing victim killed after altercation at party

Police have revealed that an 'altercation' at a party on Sunday spilled out onto Towpath Walk where a 37-year-old man was stabbed and killed. This article will be updated with the latest developments in this story.

Detectives were still at Towpath Walk, E9, on Monday. Credit: James Bickerton

What we know:

Police say a 37-year-old man was found with multiple injuries on Sunday morning and was pronounced dead at the scene at 08:45.

A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to a North London Police station for questioning. He was later released as police continued their investigation.

Residents described the victim as: “such a nice man”.

Police say the victim was stabbed after an ‘altercation’ at a party between the victim and the suspect spilled out onto Towpath Walk.


11.45AM, Tuesday 20 March

Police last night issued another appeal for witnesses of Sunday’s fatal stabbing, revealing the 37-year-old victim was killed during an altercation at a party that spilled out onto Towpath Walk.

Detective Inspector John Marriott of the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC), which is investigating, said:

“Our initial enquiries have established that an altercation has taken place involving the victim and the suspect who had both attended a private party at the location.

“It is thought an initial dispute has started inside the party but this has spilled on to the towpath by the River Lea where the victim has been stabbed.”

Yesterday a 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of the murder and later released.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 3715 or contact via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at


5.00PM, Monday 19 March

This was the scene at Towpath Walk earlier today.

2.40PM, Monday 19 March

Hackney Post reporter James Bickerton has spoken to a number of residents who live close to the crime scene at Towpath Walk.

Pat Marcell, said she knew the victim and described him as “such a nice young man” adding that the area is “normally quite safe”.

Carmen Nevu, who lives five houses down from the incident, said the street is normally “very quiet”.

However, another man, who lived near to the murder scene but asked not to be identified said he was not surprised by the incident. He commented: “This is Hackney. This is normal bruv”.  

Investigators and officers are still at the scene.

12.45PM, Monday 19 March

A 30-year-old man has been released after being arrested as part of a murder investigation into the fatal stabbing of a man in Hackney on Sunday.

Police were called at around 08:16 on Sunday morning to Towpath Walk, E9, between Homerton Road and Eastway, to reports of a person found with stab wounds. Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service.

A man, aged 37, was found with multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene at 08:45.

The 30-year-old was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to a North London Police station for questioning, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.



Five people have now been murdered in London this week:

This latest death brings the total number of people murdered in the capital to five in the last week alone.

A separate murder investigation was launched on Sunday when a man was found dead at a house in Hounslow. A young man died after being shot and stabbed in another incident in Enfield on Saturday.

A 14-year-old was shot outside Seven Sisters tube station on Tuesday. The Metropolitan Police said his injuries have been deemed life-changing.

On Wednesday an 18-year-old man was stabbed in Chadwell Heath and in the same evening a 20-year-old man was shot dead in Walthamstow in a separate incident.


The Metropolitan Police’s Homicide and Major Crimes Command is leading an investigation into the latest death and enquiries are continuing.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting CAD 2020/18March or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

You can also tweet information to police via @MetCC.