Police who are investigating the murder of a man in Tower Hamlets on Saturday, 15 June have named the victim as 34-year-old Gleb Stanislavovitch.

It is understood that he is also known as Gleb Stalnoy. He is from Poplar but his home country is Russia. His next of kin have been informed.

Police Detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command continue to investigate the murder and a post mortem is due today (18 June).

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder over the weekend and remain in police custody, both are in their 20s.

The stabbing initially happened on Saturday, 15 June, when police responded to reports of an injured man at Alton Street.

He had suffered stab injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene at 1437hrs that day.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Stancombe, of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, said:

“Our thoughts remain with the family of Gleb at this sad time and we are doing all we can to find out who is responsible for his death.

“We remain keen to hear from anyone who saw two males fleeing the scene and running towards the DLR at Poplar.

“This incident happened in broad daylight and we believe there were a number of witnesses to the incident itself and to the immediate aftermath.

“Anyone who has further details should come forward and speak to us.”

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting CAD4256/15JUN, Tweet @MetCC, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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