Week on appeal at scene following murder of Yaya Mbye in Hackney


Detectives investigating the murder of 26-year-old Yaya Mbye in Hackney will be returning to crime scene a week on after the fatal attack to appeal for information from the public.

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 is 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 to possibly 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?”

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 23:34hrs on Sunday, 28 January to the George Downing Estate, off Cazenove Road in Stoke Newington following reports of a stabbing.

Officers attended and found a 26-year-old man suffering from stab injuries.

He was taken to an east London hospital where he was pronounced dead at 00:32hrs.