The Hush Post| 9:59 am|one-minute-read|
Three Sikhs were stabbed to death after a street fight broke out. The street fight broke out between two groups within the community in east London. This was confirmed by Scotland Yard on Monday.
The victims are Narinder Singh, 26, Harinder Kumar, 22, and Baljit Singh, 34. They are construction workers from India.
Two men, both 29, have been arrested on suspicion of murder. This, after an investigation was launched on Sunday night, when emergency services were called to an altercation in Seven Kings area of Redbrigde, Ilford, and found three men, aged in their 20s and 30s, suffering serious stab wounds. All three were declared dead.
“We believe the parties involved were from the Sikh community and known to each other. A fight has taken place which escalated, resulting in three deaths,” said Detective Chief Superintendent Stephen Clayman, Commander of the Metropolitan Police East Area Command.
“This investigation remains in its early stages. Working is being done to establish the exact sequence of events that led to this shocking incident. Residents in and around the Seven Kings area will see extra officers on patrol; if you have any concerns, or information that could assist the investigation, please stop and speak to them,” he said.
The Met Police said its officers are in the process of establishing the formal identification of the victims. They will soon inform the next of kin before the names of those murdered can be released.
Two of the suspects have been detained
They said the “thorough investigation” is being led by homicide detectives from the Met Police’s Specialist Crime. The crime scenes are in place in the area as officers continue a full forensic examination.
“The horrific triple stabbing in Seven Kings in Redbridge is a tragic reminder of the evil scourge of knife crime that continues to plague our country,” London Mayor Sadiq Khan said in a statement on Monday.
“The only way we will tackle violent crime for good is with a laser-like focus on catching criminals by being tough on crime and, just as importantly, by addressing the underlying root causes of violence such as poverty, inequality and social alienation,” he said.
Jas Athwal, the British Sikh leader of the local Redbridge Council of the area, said he believed Sunday’s triple stabbings were an isolated incident involving the local Sikh community.
“I think tragically there are at least three families who are going to be in mourning. This is going to last a lifetime for the people left behind. We’ve got to look at the causes of why this happened and address those,” he said.