Exclusive: Dagenham stab death victim named as Ashley Latty

Detectives investigating the murder of Ashley Latty have made two more arrests

Detectives investigating the murder of Ashley Latty have made two more arrests - Credit: Archant

Police have named the man stabbed to death at a private party as Ashley Latty and have released his picture, the Post can exclusively reveal.

Flowers were left at the scene of the crime in tribute to Ashley

Flowers were left at the scene of the crime in tribute to Ashley - Credit: Archant

The 25-year-old was fatally wounded in the early hours of Sunday morning after a dispute between two groups escalated into violence during a function at The Beaver Centre, Selinas Lane, Dagenham.

A police officer stands watch at the crime scene outside the Beaver Centre, Dagenham

A police officer stands watch at the crime scene outside the Beaver Centre, Dagenham - Credit: Archant

Ashley, from Leyton, was taken to hospital but died later the same morning from his injuries.

A post mortem examination yesterday confirmed the cause of death has been determined as multiple stab wounds.

Det Ch Insp Neale Baldock, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, appealed for witnesses to come forward “as soon as possible”.

“We believe that guests at the function may have recorded footage or have captured images of the incident on their mobile phones,” he said.

“This may hold vital information to what happened to Ashley and help us with the investigation.”

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Five men have been arrested in connection with the incident, Scotland Yard has confirmed.

Three of the men, aged 33, 29 and 23, were arrested on suspicion of murder following house raids yesterday evening and remain in custody.

Previously two other men, aged 38 and 31, were arrested in connection with Ashley’s death, both of whom have been bailed until early July.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8345 1570 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Did you know Ashley? Contact Freddy Mayhew on 020 8477 3816 or email freddy.mayhew@archant.co.uk to leave a tribute.

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