Police say they are unsure of motive behind the killing of a young man in Homerton

PUBLISHED: 12:12 23 August 2013 | UPDATED: 14:05 23 August 2013

Lamarni Hylton-Reid, 20, died from a stab wound in Homerton on Wednesday night

Lamarni Hylton-Reid, 20, died from a stab wound in Homerton on Wednesday night


Detectives investigating the killing of a 20-year-old man in Homerton are not pursuing robbery as a line of enquiry and say they are keeping an open mind regarding potential motives.

Officers continue to appeal for witnesses and information after Lamarni Hylton-Reid, of Warwick Grove, Clapton, was found suffering from a stab wound in Homerton.

On Wednesday, police were called shortly after 5.10pm by the London Ambulance Service to Homerton High Street, at the junction with Kenworthy Road, following reports of a stabbing.

Lamarni was taken to an east London hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead at 6.30pm.

An incident room opened under Det Ch Insp John Sandlin of the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

An inquest has been scheduled to open on September 19.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information can call the incident room on 020 8345 3865 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.

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