ONE WEEK AFTER Yaya Mbye, 26, was found fatally wounded on the George Downing Estate off Cazenove Road in Stoke Newington, police returned to the scene to try to jog local memories and collect more information about what happened that night.
Detective Chief Inspector Gary Holmes, from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, said, “We are doing everything we can to find and arrest the culprits involved in this terrible stabbing and will be in the area today, speaking to the local community. Detailed enquiries including the review of local CCTV footage and forensic anaylsis are in hand.
“I believe there was a level of planning into this murder and I am interested in hearing from anybody who may have seen or heard anything in the area of the housing estate in the late part of Sunday evening.
“I am particularly interested in tracing three males who were dressed in dark clothing who I believe were responsible for this attack. I believe they arrived and left the scene of the murder in a silver car, believed possibly to be a Mercedes estate, and I would like to hear from anybody who may have seen anything or may have any information about the murder if this young man.
“I am also appealing to anyone who could help us to piece together the final days and hours of Yaya’s life. Did you see him in the area that night or had you seen or spoke to him in the days leading up to his death?”
Anyone with information which could help the police is asked to contact the incident room on 020-8345 1570. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800-555 111, where you can give information anonymously.
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