Met Police make arrest following Jeremie Malenge Murder

Murder detectives in Hackney have made an arrest following the death of a 17-year-old.

Officers attended an address at 23:40hrs on Tuesday 6th January after a youth was stabbed on Ponsford Street in Hackney.

A 17-year-old youth was found at the location and pronounced dead a short time later.

Next of kin have been informed. Although formal identification has not taken place we are satisfied the deceased is Jeremie Malenge, 17 (23.07.97) of Arcola Street, E8.

A post-mortem examination was held at Poplar Mortuary on Thursday, 8 January. The cause of death was determined as a stab wound to the chest.

The investigation is being led by Detective Chief Inspector Ken Hughes of the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

A 17-year old female [A] was arrested in the Hackney area on the evening of Thursday, 8 January. She was taken to an east London police station where she remains in custody.

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation should call the incident room on 020 8345 3865. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.