Forest Gate murder: Police open book of condolences in memory of Sami Sidhom

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

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

Police officers have paid tribute to a teenager stabbed to death near his home in Forest Gate.

Sami Sidhom died after being attacked while reportedly travelling back from a West Ham game on April 16.

Writing in a book of remembrance to the 18-year-old, shared on the Met’s Forest Gate North Twitter page, two officers called the killing: “Such a sad loss of a young member of our community.”

They added: “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.”

In another tweet, officers said they are “very proud to be involved in house to house enquiries for the unfortunate death”.

The tweet follows an apparent nod to the police in a statement by the victim’s family, who said: “It is shameful that a single knife is allowed on the street.

“There isn’t a single fathomable reason why this is still tolerated, unchecked and unstopped.”

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To write in the remembrance book, visit emporium Number 8 Forest Gate in Sebert Road.