Leytonstone car stabbings: Twelfth person arrested

Aaron Carriere (left) and Josiah Manful Aaron Carriere (left) and Josiah Manful died a week ago

Related Stories

A 12th person has been arrested over the murder of two men who were found fatally wounded in a car in east London earlier this month.

The 19-year-old man was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of murder.

Aaron Carriere, 21, and Josiah Manful, 20, were both repeatedly stabbed after their black Ford Fiesta was stopped in Montague Road, Leytonstone on 1 March.

The arrest comes as officers were at the scene and the surrounding area overnight appealing for witnesses.

They believe a further four cars were at the scene at the time of the attack, which saw Mr Carriere stabbed in the neck and Mr Manful sustain fatal knife wounds to the chest.

Det Ch Insp Neil Attewell said: "One week on from the double murder we are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the attack or the events leading up to the murders.

"We have made a number of arrests but we still require the help and assistance of those in the local community who have any knowledge as to why Aaron and Josiah were brutally targeted.

"Someone knows the reason why these two young men murdered and I am urging those who hold the information not to remain silent but to come forward."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC London



18 °C 12 °C


  • Man with typewriterLove to Patrick

    The official whose over-familiar letters infuriated his boss

  • Man's hands putting ring on woman's fingerName changer

    Why do wives take a man's name after marriage?

  • Person scratching their arm10 things

    Scratching really does make things itch, and other nuggets

  • Corsican flagCorsican mafia

    Are Corsica's days of mafia and militants over?

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • HollywoodThe dark side

    New films wallow in the sleazy underbelly of Hollywood - continuing a long tradition, writes Nicholas Barber


  • A droneClick Watch

    Why flying drones in restricted airspace could land you in prison, plus other news

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.