Man, 20, arrested over fatal stabbing of Elliot Francique in Plaistow

Police said the suspect had forced his way into the property to carry out the "brutal" and "targeted" attack on Elliot Francique.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the "brutal" killing of a victim in his own home in east London

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Elliot Francique, 20, was found suffering from stab wounds inside his home in Hudson Close, Newham at 3pm on Tuesday April 19.

Police were called to the address before paramedics from the London Ambulance Service and the air ambulance arrived.

Medical teams worked hard to save the man’s life, but despite their efforts, he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene just after 4:30pm.

His next of kin are aware and continue to be supported by specialist officers.

Police said the suspect had forced his way into the property to carry out the "brutal" and "targeted" attack.

They described the suspect as a “man dressed in black clothing" who fled the home after the stabbing.

A murder investigation was launched, led by Det Ch Insp Kelly Allen.

Det Ch Insp Allen said: “Our investigation is making good progress and we have carried out door to door enquiries and examined hours of CCTV footage.

“I am grateful to those people who have already come forward to speak with us and urge anyone with information who hasn’t yet been in touch to call us without delay.

“Even the smallest piece of information could corroborate something we have already been told, or might be the missing part of the timeline of events that we are building.

“It is our mission to remove dangerous weapons, and the dangerous people who use them, from London’s streets. Please help us make your city safer by telling us what you know.”

Anyone who has information or footage should call the incident room on 0208 3451 570 or the non-emergency number 101, quoting 4484/19APR.

Information can also be provided by tweeting @MetCC or contacting Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or at