Barking murder: Stabbing victim named locally as Abrabhman Juma
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A man stabbed to death in Barking last night has been named locally as Abrabhman Juma.
Officers found the 24-year-old after being called to reports of a stabbing in Crows Road at around 11.30pm.
Abrabhman was given first aid by officers before parademics arrived, but was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to a relative Abrabhman, a former pupil at Eastbury Community School, had attended a nearby mosque for prayers and was returning to his home in Harts Lane when he was attacked.
The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has spoken out following Abrabhman’s death.
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He said: “The fatal stabbing of a 24-year-old man in Barking last night is devastating news and my thoughts are with his friends and family.
“I am in contact with the Metropolitan Police Commissioner about this appalling crime.
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“The Met will do everything they can to bring the criminals responsible for this senseless death to justice. I have also been in touch with the local MP and local authority leaders.
“There is no honour in staying silent. To stop stabbings and violent crime, we must work together.”
Police cordons are in place around the scene and there have been no arrests.
Anyone with information or witnesses should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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