Plaistow: Man stabbed to death by attacker who forced entry into his east London home

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Police have named a 20-year-old man who died after being stabbed by an attacker who forced his way into his home in east London.

Elliot Francique was found with multiple knife wounds by Metropolitan Police officers in his bedroom at a house in Hudson Close, Plaistow, on Tuesday.

He received treatment by paramedics from London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance, but he died at the scene.

The force said the "frenzied attack" was carried out by a black male dressed in black clothing who forced his way into the property and stabbed Mr Francique several times.

They added the attacker then left the scene on foot to Park Grove and then towards Chad Green.

Detective Chief Inspector Kelly Allen said a murder investigation is ongoing and added the victim's family are being supported by specialist officers.

She said: "Our inquiries include door-to-door inquiries in the area and the examination of hours of CCTV footage from a number of surrounding locations.

"I am grateful to those people who have already come forward to speak with us and urge anyone with information who hasn't yet been in touch to call us without delay.

"Even the smallest piece of information could corroborate something we have already been told, or might be the missing part of the timeline of events that we are building.

"It is our mission to remove dangerous weapons, and the dangerous people who use them, from London's streets.

"Please help us make your city safer by telling us what you know."

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Anyone with information or footage can contact police on 020 83451 570 or 101, quoting the reference 4484/19APR, or to remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online.

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