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Detectives are continuing to appeal for information as they name the man who was fatally stabbed in Ilford

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information as they name the man who was fatally stabbed in Ilford.


Police were called to Telegraph Mews, Seven Kings at 6.10am on Sunday, 24 November, to reports of a group of people fighting.

Officers attended, however, there was nobody suffering from stab wounds at the location.

A short time later the officers were called to Ilford Lane to reports of a man with stab injuries. At the scene they found 24-year-old Akeem Dylon Barnes with knife injuries. The officers administered first aid until paramedics arrived and Dylon was taken by London Ambulance Service to an east London hospital where he died at 12:36pm.

A post-mortem examination conducted at West Ham Mortuary on Tuesday, 26 November found the cause of death to be a stab wound.

At around 06:30am on the day of Dylon’s murder, a second man, also aged 24, was brought into an east London hospital with stab injuries.

Officer believe that Dylon and the man injured were both received their injuries during the incident at Telegraph Mews.

Homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command now lead the investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector John Hughes, said: “We are renewing our appeal for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. One man is now dead and a second, who is now in a stable condition, could easily have shared the same fate.

“It is vital that we find those responsible for this vicious, and in the case of Dylon, deadly attack.

“I urge those who know the killers not to protect them, help us remove dangerous, violent individuals from your community. If you know who they are, my officers are waiting to speak with you, and anything you tell us will be treated in the strictest confidence.”

There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has footage, or anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting 1776/24NOV,