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Man, 50, dies after being hit by car during altercation in Canning Town

The incident is not believed to be linked to a nearby fatal stabbing and shooting which took place two days earlier 

A man who was hit by a car during an altercation in Canning Town has died from his injuries. 

Eight males were involved in the conflict in Butchers Road on Wednesday, 28 April. 

During the incident, a 50-year-old man was struck by a vehicle. He was treated at the scene before being taken to a hospital where his condition was critical.

Despite receiving treatment throughout the week, he died from his injuries on Saturday, 1 May. 

His next of kin have been made aware and continue to be supported by specially-trained officers. 

Five males were arrested in connection with the incident and are currently released on bail pending further enquiries. 

“Detectives and specially-trained officers have been working at the location of the offence throughout this week at what has been an extensive and complex crime scene,” said Detective Inspector Daniel Thompson. 

“I want to thank the public for their patience whilst we conduct our enquiries.”

The incident took place near Coolfin Road where 18-year-old Abubakkar ‘Junior’ Jah was shot and stabbed to death on Monday, 26 April. 

But Detective Inspector Thompson said there is “no evidence to suggest the two matters are linked”. 

“I want to reassure residents that what occurred on Butchers Road was an isolated incident,” he added. 

There will be enhanced high visibility patrols from Safer Neighbourhoods officers in the area as a result of the incidents. 

Safer Schools officers will also be patrolling and engaging with the schools and colleges in the area. 

Anyone with information relating to violent crime should contact police on 101. 

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