Knife crime: Met Police name 20-year-old Plaistow fatal stabbing victim as Elliot Francique

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information after the man was found with multiple stab wounds.

<p>Elliot Francique. Photo: Met Police </p>

Elliot Francique. Photo: Met Police

The victim of a fatal stabbing in Plaistow, east London, has been named by the police.

Met Police officers have named the victim, who died on Tuesday, April 19, as Elliot Francique.

The 20-year-old was found inside his home in Hudson Close, Newham, just after 3pm on Tuesday.

Francique was found in his bedroom suffering  from multiple stab wounds.

Photo of Elliot Francique supplied by the Metropolitan Police

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 have been made aware and continue to be supported by specialist officers.

The Met Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of Francique.

DCI Kelly Allen will lead the investigation and has said: “Our enquiries to establish the identity of the suspect and the motivation behind this frenzied attack continue today.

“Our enquiries include door to door enquiries in the area and the examination of hours of CCTV footage from a number of surrounding locations.

“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 www.crimestoppers-uk.org