Detectives investigating the murder of Lamarni Hylton-Reid in Homerton have arrested a 17 year old boy on suspicion of his murder and a 19 year old for assisting an offender. Both are in custody at an East London Police station.
The 20 year old from Warwick Grove in Upper Clapton, died at a hospital, two hours after he was stabbed on Homerton High Street near the junction of Kenworthy Road, just after 5pm on Wednesday (21 August) afternoon.
Although police have yet to release a motive, chatter on Twitter have indicated there was an argument over £5.
A post mortem examination performed on Thursday 22 August, gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.
An incident room opened under Detective Chief Inspector John Sandlin of the Homicide and Major Crime Command.
An inquest has been scheduled to open on 19 September.
Any witnesses or anyone with any information can call the incident room on 020 8345 3865 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.