Police appeal at Barking murder scene

DETECTIVES investigating the murder of have-a-go-hero, Sukhwinder Singh, will carry out an appeal today – on the week anniversary of his death. Officers will be at the scene of the murder 6 – 8pm on Friday January 15. They will hand out appeal leaflets an

DETECTIVES investigating the murder of have-a-go-hero, Sukhwinder Singh, will carry out an appeal today - on the week anniversary of his death.

Officers will be at the scene of the murder 6 - 8pm on Friday January 15.

They will hand out appeal leaflets and send mobile phone messages via Bluetooth at the corner of Victoria Road and Uphall Road, Barking, where Sukhwinder was stabbed in the heart by two of muggers.

The brave father-of-one chased the pair after they snatched a 28-year-old woman's handbag at around 6.40pm last week.

Sukhwinder, 31, of Harts Lane, Barking, was taken to the Royal London Hospital where, tragically, he later died.

A post-mortem revealed he suffered a stab wound to the heart.

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An inquest opened and adjourned at Walthamstow Coroner's Court on Tuesday 12 January.

Three men were arrested and are being held at an east London police station in connection with Sukwinder's murder.

Police now believe there were more than two people involved in tragic incident.

DCI Stephen Clayman said: "Though some arrests have been made, we stress that the investigation continues and we still need help from the public - all our points of appeal are still relevant.

"We need to hear from anybody who witnessed the initial robbery, the actual stabbing and anyone who may have seen suspects running away from the Uphall Road area, or perhaps discarding property in the vicinity.

"Once again I encourage members of the public to come forward and speak to police - no matter how insignificant they may feel their information is. If they have fears regarding speaking to police, I assure them that we can allay those fears."

Anyone who can assist should call the incident room on 020 8345 3775 or to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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