A second man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Luther “Beanz” Edwards in Bethnal Green.

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 arrested a 23-year-old man on Saturday, August 6 on suspicion of murder. He was taken to an east London police station and bailed to a date in late September.

Police continue to appeal for witnesses and information about Luther’s murder.

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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 and he has been formally identified as Luther Earl Edwards of Clapham

Police made their first arrest on Thursday, August 4. A 31-year-old man was taken into custody on suspicion of murder and has since been bailed to a date in late September pending further enquiries.

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

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