Trei Daley: Police name 26-year-old victim of stabbing near Colour Factory in Queen's Yard

Trei Daley was stabbed near to the Colour Factory nightclub in Queen’s Yard, which is just off White Post Lane in Hackney Wick.
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Trei Daley, 26, died after being stabbed in the area of White Post Lane, a popular nightclubbing area. Credit: Met Police

Police have named the 26-year-old man who died following a stabbing near a nightclub in Hackney Wick, east London.

Met Police detectives said Trei Daley, of Bromley, south London, has been identified as the victim of the incident near White Post Lane.

His family has been informed of his death and a post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course, officers said.

A murder investigation has been opened after Daley and another man were stabbed in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police forensics officers at the scene near White Post Lane, Hackney Wick. Credit: PA

The Metropolitan Police said officers were called to an east London hospital at around 4.30am where two men had turned up with knife wounds.

Daley died in hospital, and a second 24-year-old man was discharged later on Saturday.

Police said both men were stabbed in the area of White Post Lane, Hackney Wick near the Colour Factory nightclub in Queen’s Yard.

There have been no arrests at this stage, and police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward.

DCI Jim Eastwood of the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “Firstly, I want to express my most sincere sympathies to Trei’s family. They are being supported by specialist officers, and a dedicated team of detectives will be doing everything possible to bring to justice whoever was responsible for this tragic killing. “Our enquiries have established that Trei was stabbed near to the Colour Factory nightclub in Queen’s Yard, which is just off White Post Lane in Hackney Wick.

Forensics officers investigate following the death of a 26-year-old man stabbed near Queen's Yard. Credit: PA

“This area was still busy at around 4am to 4.30am on Saturday morning. Were you there? Did you witness some sort of fight or confrontation? Did you see or hear anything suspicious? “Officers have already spoken with a number of people who were in the area, and I am grateful for their assistance. But there will be others who saw or heard something, and I need those people to come forward and speak with detectives.”Matt Kruzynski, who works at a bar near White Post Lane, said he was shocked by the incident as Hackney Wick has always felt very safe to him.

A homicide investigation has been opened following the stabbing. Credit: PA

Speaking outside the police cordon on White Post Lane, he said: “Hackney Wick is my local drinking spot, I spend a lot of time here.

“I have always felt very safe here. Nothing like this has ever happened while I’ve worked in Hackney Wick.

"The area has a bad reputation because of how it used to be, but it has changed a lot.

“Even at one or two in the morning after finishing work, I’ve never felt worried about walking home by myself.

“This is a very family-friendly area. It’s normal to see people pushing prams or taking their dogs for a walk at midnight.

“I’d consider moving here for sure, the only reason I wouldn’t is because the cost of rent here is so high.”

He added: “This would usually have been one of the biggest business days for us with the match at West Ham. Especially in January and February a closure like this is a big blow.”

Anyone with information is being urged to contact police via 101 quoting ref 1222/11feb, or Crimestoppers to get in touch anonymously.

This comes after Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures showed that the number of people killed with a knife in England and Wales in 2021/22 was the highest in 76 years.

The ONS said the recent increase was driven by an 18% rise in the number of male victims, from 184 to 218, in the 12 months to March 2022.

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