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CCTV released in father-of-two murder manhunt

Police have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to after a father-of-two was stabbed to death following a brawl at a boxing event.

One of the men police want to speak to Credit: Met Police

Luther Edwards, 31, became involved in a fight at the venue at York Hall in Old Ford Road, and was then attacked as he left.

He collapsed on the forecourt of a petrol station near Bethnal Green Tube station at around 10.35pm on Friday 29 July.

Mr Edwards died of a stab wound to the heart.

The second man police are looking to identify Credit: Met Police

Detectives now want to identify and speak to the two men in the CCTV images.

Both are described as black, in their mid-20s and wearing dark-coloured trousers and tops.

One of the men is wearing a hat with a white motif on the front.

Luther Edwards died of a stab wound to the heart Credit: Met Police

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.

– Det Ch Insp Laurence Smith
Another image of the first man detectives are trying to trace Credit: Met Police

Anyone with information should police on 020 8345 3715 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

  • Eight men have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently bailed pending further enquiries.