Three men who were stabbed to death in east London last weekend have been formally identified by police.
Narinder Singh Lubhaya, 29, Harinder Kumar, 30, and 37-year-old Malkit Singh Dhillon (known in the UK as Baljinder Singh) died in a “dreadful incident” on Sunday.
All three men were Indian nationals living in the Ilford area – specialist officers have informed their next of kin.
Emergency services were called to Salisbury Road in Seven Kings just after 7:30pm on January 19, where police officers and the London Ambulance Service found the three men suffering stab injuries.
(L-R) Narinder Singh Lubhaya, Harinder Kumar and Malkit Singh Dhillon
They were pronounced dead at the scene.
Two men were arrested following the incident – the first, Gurjeet Singh, 29, was charged on Tuesday with possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.
He appeared at Redbridge Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday and has been remanded in custody to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on February 19.
Singh remains under investigation in connection with the murders but the second suspect has been eliminated from enquiries.
The victims were pronounced dead at the scene
Leading investigator Detective Chief Inspector Paul Considine said the police did not believe the incident was “gang-related”.
He appealed for members of the public to help with enquiries, saying: “I know that people were present when the attack occurred, I urge them to come forward.”
DCI Considine added: “This is a dreadful incident that has shocked the local community. I need their help to piece together exactly what happened and the events that led up to it.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 020 8345 3865 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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