Homerton murder

Police have launched a murder inquiry, after a man was stabbed to death in east London.

Teenager arrested over Homerton murder

Lamarni Hylton-Reid
20-year-old Lamarni Hylton-Reid was fatally stabbed on Homerton High Street. Credit: Metropolitan Police

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested by police investigating the murder of a 20-year-old man stabbed to death in Homerton, east London.

Lamarni Hylton-Reid was found at the junction of Homerton High Street and Kenworthy Road, Hackney, east London, at 5.10pm on Wednesday.

He was taken to hospital by ambulance but pronounced dead at 6.30pm.

Scotland Yard said last night that the 17-year-old had been arrested on suspicion of murder and is being held at an east London police station.

Detectives have also arrested a 19-year-old man for assisting an offender.

Messages paying tribute to Mr Hylton-Reid, from Clapton, east London, have flooded on to social networking site Twitter, including one post which said he was stabbed on the way to visit his mother on her birthday

Met: Robbery not the motive in Homerton murder

Homerton murder victim
Lamarni Hylton-Reid, who was murdered in Homerton on Wednesday Credit: Met Police

Police say they are keeping an "open mind" about the reason for the murder of Lamarni Hylton-Reid, but they have ruled out robbery as a possible motive.

20 year-old Lamarni was stabbed on Wednesday evening on Homerton High Street, at the junction with Kenworthy Road. He died in hospital a few hours later from a stab wound to the chest.

Police have not made any arrests so far and are still appealing for witnesses.

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Homerton murder victim named

A man who was stabbed to death in east London has been named as 20-year-old Lamarni Hylton-Reid.

A spokesperson at Scotland Yard said:

Police were called to Homerton High Street, at the junction with Kenworthy Road, at 5:10pm on 21 August.

Officers attended and found a male suffering a stab wound.

He was taken to an east London hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead at 6:30pm.

He has since been formally identified as Lamarni Hylton-Reid, 20 years (19.6.93) of Warwick Grove, E5.

An incident room has opened under the command of DCI John Sandlin of the Homicide and Major Crime Command.Enquiries continue.Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information is asked to call 020 8345 3865. Alternatively, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

Police launch murder enquiry

Area cordoned off as police investigate stabbing Credit: ITV News

Police have launched a murder inquiry, after a man was stabbed to death in east London.

The victim - who's been named locally as Lamarni Hylton - was pronounced dead at the scene on Homerton High Street yesterday evening.

There's been speculation that he may have been attacked in a row over a five pound note