Canning Town stabbing: Police believe black BMW linked to Promise Nkenda murder
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Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a teenager in Canning Town believe a stolen car found near the crime scene was linked to his murder.
A black BMW estate found abandoned in Freemasons Road had been stolen from Vaughan Road, Stratford, around two hours before Lord Promise Nkenda was murdered, police said.
The Met today confirmed the 17-year-old, known as Promise, was the victim of “a sustained and targeted attack” on Wednesday.
His next of kin have been informed.
Promise was found lying in the street in Goldwing Close at about 8pm.
He was pronounced dead at the scene just 40 minutes later.
With a murder investigation ongoing and no arrests made, officers continue to appeal for witnesses and information following his death.
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Det Insp Perry Benton, who is leading the investigation, said: “While work continues to establish the motive and exact sequence of events which led to Promise’s murder, it appears he was the victim of a sustained and targeted attack.
“I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw a black BMW estate car in and around the area of Goldwing Close in the time prior to the murder.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Crime Command incident room on 020 8345 3775 or police via 101 quoting reference 8884/14FEB.
Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.