Harold Wood stabbing victim named and three further arrests made.


Detectives investigating the murder of 16-year-old Daniel Laskos in Harold Wood have made three further arrests in connection with the investigation.

The first, a 20-year-old man [D] was arrested on Sunday, 9 May on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody.

The second, an 18-year-old man [E], was arrested on Monday, 10 May on suspicion of murder. He has been released on bail to a date in early June.

The third, a 24-year-old [F] was arrested on Tuesday, 11 May on suspicion of murder. He has been taken into custody.

The arrests relate to a murder investigation that was launched following a fatal stabbing on Church Road in Harold Wood. Police were called to the location at 18:41hrs on Friday, 7 May following reports of a fight involving a number of people.

Officers and paramedics attended and found Daniel suffering from a stab injury. Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 19:07hrs.

Three other males were arrested on Friday, 7 May in connection with this incident. They are a 15-year-old male [A] and a 17-year-old male [B] who were both arrested on suspicion of murder. A 16-year-old male [C] was arrested on suspicion of affray.

[‘A’ and ‘B’ also remain in custody at an east London police station]

‘C’ has been bailed pending further enquiries to a date in early June.

Homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are investigating and enquiries remain ongoing. 

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote reference CAD 6572/07May.

Alternatively, to remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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