Man killed in East Ham greenway identified

Police close the greenway in East Ham

Police close the greenway in East Ham - Credit: Archant

A man who was killed after being stabbed in a greenway in East Ham has been identified as 29-year-old Mantas Ziedavicius.

Police were called at around 1.30am on Tuesday to reports of a man suffering serious injuries on the greenway next to Lonsdale Avenue.

Officers and London Ambulance attended the incident but Mr Ziedavicius, a Lithuanian national, an agency worker living in Newham, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination was carried out at East Ham Mortuary yesterday and the cause of death was determined as a stab wound.

Detective Chief Inspector Ken Hughes who is leading the murder investigation said: “At this stage I am appealing for the public’s help - if you saw or heard anything that night then please get in touch with us. “Your information could prove vital in helping us with this investigation.”

Next of kin are aware.

Enquiries continue to establish the full circumstances and no arrests have been made yet.

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Anyone with any information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3863 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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