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Hunt for hooded suspects after 'ferocious attack'

There were several suspects and they were all hooded. They attacked both sides of the car simultaneously and attacked the two victims Josiah and Aaron while they were sitting in the car.

They were stabbed several times, they suffered significant injuries. The attack can only be described as ferocious.

It's likely that these suspects are speaking about what happened and people are hearing them speak about it.

Information can be treated in confidence, my team are specialist homicide investigators and there are several methods we can use to protect people's identities.

– Detective Chief Inspector Neil Attewell, Metropolitan Police

Police: 'Too early to speculate' over double murder

Police are scouring CCTV footage as they try to piece together the final movements of two men who were murdered in an ambush by a hooded gang.

At the moment it's not clear why these two men were targeted and murdered. My appeal is threefold. I'm appealing to witnesses to the attack, I'm appealing for information from those who may know those responsible, and we need to understand why these two men were murdered.

It's too early to speculate on why they were murdered and we're keeping an open mind about the circumstances behind these murders, and I urge the community and members of the public to do the same.

– Detective Chief Inspector Neil Attewell, Metropolitan Police

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Men stabbed to death in a car in 'wrong place at wrong time'

Speaking to the Evening Standard, friends of the two men said they went to church every week, and were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

They were funny, kind, bubbly, outgoing and very charismatic. They had hearts of gold and always had big smiles.

If you needed something because you didn't have any money or whatever they would always help you out. It's such a shock. We have no idea who would want to do this.

– Shantelle Limbard

Men 'stabbed several times' as they sat in a black Fiesta

The Homicide and Major Crime Command are still trying to piece together the events of the previous evening into the early hours of the 1 March. We are in the early stages of this investigation and retain an open mind as to the motive of this ferocious attack.

Aaron and Josiah were in a black Fiesta in Montague Road and both were stabbed several times as they sat in the vehicle. The London Ambulance Service made a significant effort to save their lives but unfortunately both later died at the scene.

– Metropolitan Police

Police name two men found stabbed to death in a car

Two men who were found in a car after they were stabbed to death have been named as Aaron Carriere and Josiah Manful.

Aaron Carriere Credit: Metropolitan Police

No one has been arrested and police are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Any one with information can call the incident room on 020 8345 3715 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Josiah Manful Credit: Metropolitan Police
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Pair found injured in car were stabbed to death

Two men who were found fatally injured in a car were stabbed to death, police have said.

Police were called by paramedics to Montague Road, Leytonstone, north-east London, just before 1am yesterday. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have closed off the area where the men were found Credit: ITV London

Post-mortem examinations found that one, aged 21, died after being stabbed in the neck while the other, aged 20, died from stab wounds to the chest, shock and haemorrhaging, Scotland Yard said.

Neither man has been formally identified and officers are still contacting all their next of kin.

No arrests have been made and an incident room has opened in Barking under Detective Chief Inspector Neil Attewell from the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

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Police begin murder investigation in Leytonstone

Police have begun their investigations on Montague Road, in Leytonstone where two men where found dead in a vehicle in the early hours of this morning.

Forensics investigate the Montague Road area Credit: ITV London
Police have closed off the area where the men were found Credit: ITV London
The scene on Montague Road this afternoon Credit: ITV London

Murder inquiry launched after two bodies found in Leytonstone

Police have launched a double murder investigation after two men were found dead in Leytonstone in the early hours of this morning.

The London Ambulance Service and police were called to Montague Road in East London following reports of two injured males.

The victims, both in their 20s, were found in a vehicle, suffering from injuries. They were later pronounced dead at the scene. The Metropolitan Police Service are conducting enquiries to identify the men and inform next of kin. Post-mortem examinations will take place this afternoon.