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Man stabbed to death in broad daylight named as Josh McKay, 33

The father-of-two, from Waltham Forest, was fatally stabbed on Lea Bridge Road shortly before 3pm on Saturday (6th July)

Josh McKay, Credit: Met Police

A man who was fatally stabbed on Saturday afternoon on Lea Bridge Road has been named as 33-year-old Josh McKay. 

The father-of-two, from Waltham Forest, was attacked shortly before 3pm on Saturday (6th July).

Officers, the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended the scene but were sadly unable to revive him.

The Metropolitan Police has informed Josh’s family, who are being supported by specialist officers. 

In a statement released by the police, Josh’s family said: “The heart of our family has stopped beating. The world is less bright without his beautiful smile.”

A special post-mortem examination is due to be held today (8th July).

Yesterday, detectives investigating the stabbing arrested a 38-year-old woman on suspicion of assisting an offender. She remains in custody. 

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Detective Chief Inspector Linda Bradley from the Specialist Crime Command said: “Our investigation is making progress and we have now made an arrest.

“We are continuing to carry out extensive enquiries, including a review of CCTV footage, and our colleagues from the local policing team remain in the area.

“However, we still need your help. Two children have been left without a father. If you saw anything, or have information regarding the person who killed Josh, please do the right thing and call us, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.”

Information can be provided via: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/01MPS24W62-PO1

You can also call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 4049/06Jul. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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