Danny O’Shea murder: Police make new appeal for witnesses

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of Danny O’Shea in Custom House returned to the scene of his murder this evening.

Officers handed out leaflets to motorists and passers-by from 5pm in Gill Avenue to appeal for information and for witnesses to come forward - one week after the incident.

The 18-year-old was found lying in the road with his throat cut on December 2 by a family friend.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 6.15pm but despite attempts to revive him, Danny was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe he may have been chased by a group of men immediately before the attack.

Det Chief Insp Larry Smith, from the Homicide and Serious Crime Command, said: “We know there were people in the area at the time of Danny’s murder and we would urge those people to come forward and help solve this crime.

“We are keeping an open mind regarding the motive for the attack.

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“I you saw anything, heard anything or know anything please get in touch and help us to identify the person or persons responsible and bring them before a court.

“I wish to thank those members of the local community who have already come forward with information.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information should call the incident room at Barking on 020 8345 3985 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A 43-year-old man and a 33-year-old man arrested in connection with the investigation have been released on bail until early next year.