Steven Fry stabbing: Woman arrested over murder of ‘loveable rogue’, 33, in Newham

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Steven Fry, 33, stabbed to death in Newham (Metropolitan Police)
Steven Fry, 33, stabbed to death in Newham (Metropolitan Police)

A woman has been arrested over the fatal stabbing of a “loveable rogue” on his doorstep in east London.

Steven Fry, 33, suffered knife wounds to his chest and leg at his home in Ringlet Close, Custom House at 3.40am on Friday.

Police were called by paramedics to reports of a man injured inside the property.

Despite the efforts of emergency services, Mr Fry was pronounced dead 35 minutes later.

His next of kin have been informed.

A 43-year-old woman arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder was taken to an east London police station. She has been released on bail until early October.

Thirty heartbroken family and friends gathered at a vigil on Saturday evening to remember Mr Fry, who went by the nickname Bevan.

His older brother Warren Fry told MyLondon: “He was a bad boy but always got away with it - except this time he didn’t.

“Everyone you spoke to would say he had a heart of gold, and he did.

”He’d put friends and family first before himself, most of the time.”

Their sister Carly Fry, 31. added: “The best way of describing him is a loveable rogue. He wasn’t perfect, he did things he shouldn’t have done.”

A post mortem on Saturday gave a provisional cause of death as stab wounds to the chest and leg.

Detective Chief Inspector Perry Benton, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “I am grateful to those local people who have helped us as we begin this murder investigation.

“We need to speak to anyone with information, particularly anyone who heard or saw anything suspicious in the vicinity of Ringlet Close in the early hours of Friday morning.

“Even if you think the information you have may not be of great importance, please share it with police as it may help us piece together the events that led to Steven’s tragic death.

“To be blunt, this is one of those cases where I believe there are several people in and around Custom House who have a good idea what happened and exactly who was responsible.

“I am appealing directly to those people to consider what has happened here and to think of Steven’s grieving family.

“Whether directly to police or anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers, please tell us what you know.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 1570 or police via 101, quoting reference CAD 818/10Sep and Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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