Detectives investigating the murder of Luther “Beanz” Edwards in Bethnal Green have arrested a man.

The 31-year-old was knifed in the chest outside the tube station on Friday, July 29 just before 10.35pm after he got involved in an altercation following a boxing event in York Hall.

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing arrested a 31-year-old man on Thursday, 4 August on suspicion of murder. He was taken to an east London police station where he remains in custody.

Detectives from the homicide and major crime Command continue to appeal for witnesses and information about Luther’s death.

He was attacked after the match in Old Ford Road. He became involved in an altercation involving numerous people, which started inside the venue and continued outside.

Police and ambulance services found him collapsed in the forecourt of a petrol station at the junction of Old Ford Road and Cambridge Heath Road with a stab wound to his chest. He was taken to hospital but pronounced dead at 11.40pm.

A post-mortem examination held on Monday, August 1 gave the cause of death as a stab wound to heart.

Friends and family have paid to tribute to the “great father” on Facebook.

Marlon Johnson said: “My big brother. Got the call last night and still not trying to believe it. Words can’t explain.

“Love you bro see you on the other side...Rest in peace Beanz aka Luther aka older brother.”

Detectives are keeping an open mind about the motive but are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information should contact the incident room on 020 8345 3715 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website.

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