Leytonstone News

Man killed in Leytonstone street fight

A 27-year-old was killed and another man is in hospital but expected to survive
By Waltham Forest Echo

The attack took place not far from the area's Tube station (credit: Sunil060902/Wikimedia)
The attack took place not far from the area’s Tube station (credit: Sunil060902/Wikimedia)

A young man died in a Leytonstone street fight this weekend, while another was badly injured.

Police were called to Church Lane, near Leytonstone Tube Station, at just before 11pm on Sunday evening to reports of a fight.

They found 27-year-old Zeqja Lumturi, from Barking, and another man in his 20s with serious injuries.

While the second man remains in hospital but is expected to survive the attack, Zeqja sadly died from his injuries while still at the scene.

So far there have been no arrests but the investigation is said to be “moving at pace”.

Chief Superintendent Simon Crick, lead for policing in Waltham Forest and Newham, said: “My thoughts and sympathies are with Mr Lumturi’s family and friends for their tragic loss.

“I can understand that this incident will have caused concern and shock in the local community and would like to reassure residents that we will have local officers patrolling in the area.

“Please speak to these officers; they will help allay any concerns you may have.”

Detective Inspector Adam Callaghan, who is leading the investigation into Zeqja’s death, added: “Our investigation is moving at pace and we are pursuing a number of lines of inquiry.

“Our priority is to find the person responsible and get justice for the victim and his family.

“I would appeal to anyone with information – no matter how small – to call police. If you don’t feel comfortable speaking to us, call Crimestoppers anonymously.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 7352/16Oct. To remain anonymous please contact Crimestoppers.