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Police make arrest in relation to stabbing of Sami Sidhom

PUBLISHED: 17:42 23 April 2018 | UPDATED: 17:42 23 April 2018

18-year-old Sami Sidhom. Picture: Met Police

18-year-old Sami Sidhom. Picture: Met Police

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An arrest has been made in the investigation into the stabbing of 18-year-old Sami Sidhom.

A 22-year-old man was arrested today and is being held at an East London police station for questioning.

Chief Insp Mark Wrigley of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command said: “The motive for this horrific attack still remains unclear. Sami was set upon by a number of suspects, leaving him with stab wounds.

“Obviously we’re now coming up to seven days into the investigation. My thoughts are with the family – what I’m focused on at the moment is persecuting these offenders.

“We are conducting a further appeal and I challenge anybody to come forward now, sooner rather than later, with information.

“My team have been working hard and will continue to do so – from 8-11pm tonight we will be back in the area, so people with information will have the opportunity to come forward and speak to us.”

Sami was stabbed in Chestnut Avenue last Monday at 10.50pm after coming home from a West Ham game.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3715 or via Twitter @MetCC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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