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Barking man murdered in Leytonstone

A man from Barking was killed in Church Lane on Sunday (Credit: Google)

Police have confirmed a man from Barking was murdered in Leytonstone on Sunday night. 

Officers responded to reports of a fight in Church Lane at around 11pm. They found two men, both in their 20s, suffering from injuries. 

Emergency services tried to help 27-year-old Zeqja Lumturi but despite their efforts he died at the scene.

The second man was taken to hospital where he remains. His condition is not believed to be life-threatening. 

Detectives are investigating the incident but no arrests have been made so far. 

A post mortem examination will take place in due course. 

Detective Inspector Adam Callaghan said: “Our investigation is moving at pace and we are pursuing a number of lines of inquiry. Our priority is to find the person responsible and get justice for the victim and his family.

“I would appeal to anyone with information – no matter how small – to call police. If you don’t feel comfortable speaking to us, call Crimestoppers anonymously.”

Chief Superintendent Simon Crick added: “My thoughts and sympathies are with Mr Lumturi’s family and friends for their tragic loss.

“I can understand that this incident will have caused concern and shock in the local community and would like to reassure residents that we will have local officers patrolling in the area. Please speak to these officers; they will help allay any concerns you may have.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 7352/16Oct. To remain anonymous please contact Crimestoppers.

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