Three people have been stabbed to death in a brutal killing incident in Ilford, Redbridge.
An investigation has been launched into the deaths of three men, all of whom had suffered apparent stab injuries.
At 7.38pm on Sunday 19 January, emergency services were called to a disturbance in Elmstead Road, Seven Kings.
Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found three men, aged in their 20s or 30s, suffering what appear to be stab injuries. All three were pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers are in the process of establishing formal identification and informing all next of kin.
Post-mortem examinations will be arranged in due course.
A thorough investigation is underway and crime scenes are in place in the area as officers begin a full forensic examination. This will continue into Monday and potentially beyond.
Chief Superintendent Steve Clayman, Commander of the Met’s East Area BCU said:
“While enquiries into this tragic incident are at an early stage, this is likely to be a triple homicide investigation.”
“I must retain an open mind as to any motive as we are in the early stages of establishing the full circumstances.”
There has been no arrest at this stage.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference 6374/19jan or to remain anonymous call the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Enquiries are underway after police & medics were called to Elmstead Rd, IG3 at 19.38hrs on Sunday, 19 January.
one victims was pronounced dead at the scene and officers are working to inform his next of kin.
the two other victims who were taken to hospital by London’s Air Ambulance but sadly died a short time later
No arrests at this time.
There is some disruption to traffic as a crime scenes is in place. Please check @TfLBusAlerts for info.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting CAD6374/19JAN or @CrimestoppersUK 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.