Fifth arrest over fatal stabbing of teenager Promise Nkenda

Promise Nkenda died in Goldwing Close, Canning Town on February 14. Picture: Ken Mears

Promise Nkenda died in Goldwing Close, Canning Town on February 14. Picture: Ken Mears - Credit: Archant

A fifth teenager has been arrested over a fatal stabbing in Canning Town on Valentine’s Day.

Lord Promise Nkenda, known as Promise, was pronounced dead in Goldwing Close after police were called to the quiet cul-de-sac at about 8pm.

A post-mortem exam found the 17-year-old died from stab wounds to the chest.

An 18-year-old man was held on suspicion of murder yesterday and bailed pending further enquiries to a date in early April.

Three teenage boys, two aged 17 and the other 14, have been charged with Promise’s murder.


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Another 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of murder five days after the stabbing.

He was bailed pending further enquiries and is due to return to police in mid-March.

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Met Police ask anyone with information to contact the Homicide and Major Crime Command incident room on 020 8345 3775 or via 101 quoting reference 8884/14Feb.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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