Detectives renew appeal and victim named following fatal teen stabbing in Hackney


Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a teenager in Hackney have today, renewed their appeals for information as they look to trace a second male believed to be involved in the attack.

This comes as detectives name the victim as 18-year-old Israel Ogunsola from Clapton and released an image of him.

DCI Paul Considine from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command said: “Whilst we have one male appearing in court charged with Israel’s murder, another remains at large.

“We are particularly keen to trace a second suspect described as a young black male wearing black clothing who was at the scene of the murder.

“There are people in the area who know what happened that have yet to call police. Their information is vital to building a clearer picture of what took place, securing important evidence and apprehending everyone involved.

“We need you to call. A young man with his whole life ahead of him has been murdered and his grieving family deserve answers and justice.

“You can give information via the incident room on 020 8345 3734 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Shortly before 20:00hrs on Wednesday, 4 April, officers on patrol in Morning Lane E9 were alerted to a serious incident close by.