Further arrest made over James Sweeney’s fatal stabbing in Hackney

James Sweeney died of stab wounds. Picture: Metropolitan Police

James Sweeney died of stab wounds. Picture: Metropolitan Police - Credit: Archant

Another man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, following a fatal stabbing in Jessam Avenue, Upper Clapton.

Police were called to a flat in Lea View House, Jessam Avenue, on Saturday May 4, where they found James Sweeney, 30, a shop worker originally from Montserrat, suffering from stab wounds.

Mr Sweeney, who lived in the building, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem gave the cause of death as stab wounds to the chest and abdomen.

On May 8 Detectives charged Jeremy Lewis, 29, Collinson Court, Generals Walk, Enfield, with the murder of Mr Sweeney.

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He appeared at Redbridge Magistrates’ Court the following day and has been remanded in custody.

A 22-year old man was arrested on Monday on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

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A further two men - a 45-year old and a 21-year old - were arrested following the incident on suspicion of murder and have been bailed to return pending further inquiries.

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