Aspiring business student stabbed to death yards from his home in East London

This is the first picture of an aspiring artist and business student who was stabbed to death yards from his home in East London.

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Syed Jamanoor Islam, 20, died after being set upon by a group of men in Wager Street, near Mile End, at around 5.30pm on Tuesday.

He was with two friends who got into an argument with another group before he was attacked.

Mr Islam’s family think he was in ‘the wrong place at the wrong time’ and while his friends fled, he was beaten with a baseball bat and then stabbed in the side.

Mr Islam was killed in the close-nit Wager Street estate which remained under lockdown this morning as detectives scoured the car park for clues.

A blood stain remained on the tarmac as police investigated today.

Family members and neighbours ran out to help the young man as he lay in the road, witnesses said.

One witness told the Standard people were desperately trying to give the victim mouth-to-mouth in a bid to save his life before emergency services arrived on the scene.

He said: “Many people were trying to help, shouting and crying.”

Another neighbour said: “All we heard was a lot of screaming and then a car sped off with tyres screeching.”

Footage published on social media showed a group of residents and distressed family members desperately trying to help the stricken man as he lay on the ground beside a car.

Mr Islam’s death comes after 19-year-old Abdullahi Tarabi was stabbed to death in Northolt an hour earlier at 3.30pm on Tuesday.

Another young man was killed in Plumstead on Monday afternoon.

A Met Police spokesman said: “Police were called at 16:46hrs on Tuesday, 11 April to Wager Street, E3, to reports of a stabbing.

“Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found a 20-year-old man suffering from stab wounds.

“He was taken to an east London hospital where he was pronounced dead just after 17:30hrs.”

Detective chief inspector Tony Lynes said:DCI Lynes said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at that time and might have seen what happened or who has any information about the circumstances.”

Anyone who can help is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4868 or to give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via the web site

Source: Evening Standard

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