Three questioned over Barking stabbing

A TEENAGE boy is one of three people being questioned over the murder of Daniel Leahy, who was stabbed to death on Monday night. Mr Leahy, 45, from Barking, died when he was stabbed during a suspected row at the Victoria Pub, Axe Street, Barking. A post

A TEENAGE boy is one of three people being questioned over the murder of Daniel Leahy, who was stabbed to death on Monday night.

Mr Leahy, 45, from Barking, died when he was stabbed during a suspected row at the Victoria Pub, Axe Street, Barking.

A post mortem at Queen's hospital, Romford, on Tuesday gave the cause of death as stab wounds to the chest.

Police today arrested a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of murder. He is currently being quizzed in custody at an east London police station.


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A 39-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday, and a 38-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder on Tuesday are both still in custody.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, during which a second man suffered a minor cut to the head.

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It is believed that all those involved were customers in the pub.

The investigation is being led by Det Chief Insp Simon Moring from Barking police's homicide and serious crime command.

Anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8345 4142 or Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.

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