Promise Nkenda murder: Police make fourth arrest

Promise Nkenda was stabbed to death in Canning Town last night. Picture: Facebook.

Promise Nkenda was stabbed to death in Canning Town last night. Picture: Facebook. - Credit: Archant

Police have made a fourth arrest in relation to the stabbing of 17-year-old Promise Nkenda.

A 14-year-old boy was arrested on March 1 and charged with murder.

He will appear in custody at Stratford Youth Court today.

On Saturday, two boys aged 17 were arrested and charged with Promise’s murder and robbery. A third boy was arrested on Monday and taken to an East London police station, but has been bailed until mid-march.

Promise, from North Woolwich, was stabbed in the chest in Canning Town on February 14. He died at the scene.


You may also want to watch:


The 17-year-old was the third teenager in London killed as a result of knife crime so far this year.

On Sunday, family and friends released balloons in Pier Road in tribute to the teenager.

Most Read

Anyone with information should contact the Homicide and Major Crime Command incident room on 020 8345 3775 or via 101 quoting reference 8884/14Feb.

Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter