Woodford Green: Second arrest made after rapper Hypo stabbed to death at Jubilee party

Lamar Jackson, who performed under the name of Hypo, was stabbed several times at a Jubilee party last Friday.

A 33-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder after Lamar Jackson - a rap artist with the stage name Hypo - was stabbed to death at a Platinum Jubilee party.

He has subsequently been bailed until early July.

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This is the second arrest made as part of the investigation, after the rapper - who was Emeli Sande’s ex boyfriend - was killed in Woodford Green on June 3.

On Monday, June 6, Laurie John-Phillip, 32, from Enfield, was charged with murder and possession of a bladed article as part of the investigation.

Grime rapper Hypo, real name Lamar Jackson, who was stabbed to death at party in Redbridge, East London.

Police were called at around 12.10am to reports of a stabbing at a party in Chigwell Road.

Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service, and despite the best efforts of the emergency services, 39-year-old Lamar was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post mortem examination carried out on Saturday, June 4, confirmed the cause of death was “sharp force trauma to chest”.

Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command want to hear from any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police.

Hundreds of people were at the event as it ended and many would have seen what happened, the police said.

Det Ch Insp Laurence Smith said: “Lamar’s family are grieving and need your help.

“If you saw anything, or managed to record the incident, then please call us.

“You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and you don’t have to give your name and no one will ever know who you are.

“Lamar’s family are desperately trying to find out what happened and your phone call could help them understand why Lamar was taken from them - please call.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 66/03Jun. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.