Detectives visit Taofeek Lamidi murder scene in West Ham for one-week anniversary appeal

Taofeek Lamidi was stabbed to death on New Year's Eve. Picture credit: Met Police.

Taofeek Lamidi was stabbed to death on New Year's Eve. Picture credit: Met Police. - Credit: Archant

Detectives are tonight at the scene in West Ham where a 20-year-old was stabbed to death exactly a week ago on New Year’s Eve.

Taofeek Lamidi, 20, was stabbed to death in West Ham on New Year's Eve. Picture: Submitted

Taofeek Lamidi, 20, was stabbed to death in West Ham on New Year's Eve. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Submitted

Taofeek Lamidi was knifed repeatedly in Memorial Avenue, just after 7.30pm on December 31.

Paramedics fought to save his life but he died at the scene – two days before his 21st birthday.

Taofeek, a former pupil at Eastlea Community School in Canning Town, was one of four young males who were stabbed to death within a 24-hour period.

Today detectives have released a new image of Taofeek and are renewing their appeal for information by visiting where he died.


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DCI Mark Cranwell said: “Taofeek was repeatedly stabbed, and was found lying in the street suffering horrific injuries from which he did not recover. Violent incidents such as this have no place on London’s streets, and we are urgently following up a number of lines of enquiry to trace those involved and responsible.

“We know that the victim was with a number of people at the time of the attack, and I urgently need to trace this group of young men.

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“Memorial Avenue is a busy residential area close to West Ham station. I know that there were people in the area who witnessed the incident, and I need them to come forward. Any information provided will be treated with the strictest confidence.”

Anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8721 4054 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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