Man, 27, is killed in knife fight as ‘Airbnb party’ in east London ends in tragedy

A mass knife fight at a ‘Airbnb house party’ has left one dead and three wounded.

Seven men were arrested following the incident at a flat that neighbours said was often rented out for parties on the website Airbnb.

Officers were called at 8.48am on Saturday and the 27-year-old victim was pronounced dead an hour later.

The suspects are all in their 20s and include a 26-year-old who was himself taken to hospital after being stabbed during the fight in Whitechapel, east London.

Neighbours found a number of knives in the shared stairwell. One, who did not want to be named, said: ‘Police spoke to my dad and told him the flat where the stabbings happened had been rented out on Airbnb.’

Detective Inspector Will White of the Metropolitan Police said: ‘At this early stage we believe that the victim suffered the injuries that ended his life during a fight that broke out at a house party.’ 

The 27-year-old man died at the scene on Buckle Street, Whitechapel, the Metropolitan Police said. Pictured: police at the scene yesterday 

Seven men have been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder after a man was stabbed to death at a house party in east London. Pictured (above) forensics at the scene

Seven men have been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder after a man was stabbed to death at a house party in east London. Pictured (above) forensics at the scene 

Six of the arrested suspects, aged between 23 and 29, are being held in custody, and one, aged 26, is in hospital after being injured in the incident.

The Metropolitan Police have appealed for any witnesses to come forward.

Detective Inspector Will White added: ‘Were you there when the fight started? Do you know what it was about?

‘I am keen to hear from anyone who was at the party in Buckle Street on Saturday.

‘Even if you think you have nothing to offer, please do make the call.

‘You may have information that confirms something we have been told or you may hold information that is vital to the investigation.’    

Three other men with stab injuries were treated at the scene and taken to hospital.

The day of attack a man in handcuffs was seen being led out of Blakeney Tower on Buckle Street by several police officers, and an inside door was covered in brown paper.

Police were called to a residential address on the road at 8.48am yesterday morning over reports of a stabbing

Police were called to a residential address on the road at 8.48am yesterday morning over reports of a stabbing

Yesterday a man was led away by police from Blakeney Tower on Buckle Street, Whitechapel, east London

Yesterday a man was led away by police from Blakeney Tower on Buckle Street, Whitechapel, east London

A second handcuffed man was led out a few minutes later and taken away in a police van.   

A forensics team was seen inside the lobby near the lifts, and officers were speaking to people as they entered and exited the building.

A resident, who did not want to be named, said: ‘Police spoke to my dad and told him the flat where the stabbings happened had been rented out on Airbnb.’

Mohammed Salik, 46, of Aldgate, east London, added: ‘I was coming back from morning prayers when I saw an argument near the lifts.

‘There were three women and two men. They weren’t being physical, just arguing with each other.’

A young child who lives in the apartment block told his family he saw ‘lots of knives’ on the stairs as he made his way to his Saturday Islamic reading class.

Police have asked anybody with any information, including pictures or video of the incident, to come forward

Police have asked anybody with any information, including pictures or video of the incident, to come forward

Police officers and forensic investigators were seen entering Blakeney Tower (pictured) where the stabbings happened

Police officers and forensic investigators were seen entering Blakeney Tower (pictured) where the stabbings happened

After the stabbing, eyewitnesses reported a ‘party-sized’ group of around ten people being ‘dragged from the building’.

A witness, who did not want to be named, added: ‘I was looking out of my window and saw police dragging a lot of people from the property. It was a party-sized amount of people.

‘I saw two men being handcuffed and being put into separate police vehicles and other people being interviewed on the pavement.

‘The forensics team were checking the hedges. I think they found a lot of knives.’

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96Unnamed child15 monthsAug 27TBCTBCPutney
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104Wilson Alexandre Garcia Varela24Sep 90.10amMalden RoadKentish Town
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120 Zoe Orton 46 Oct 21 10.00am McMillan Street Deptford 
121  Beatrice Yankson 59 Oct
12.41pm Mingard Walk Islington 
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126 Unnamed man 20s Nov-23 8.48am Buckle Street Whitechapel 

  • Charlotte Huggins, 32, Jan-01, Camberwell
  • Tudor Simionov, 33, Jan-01, Mayfair
  • Simbiso Aretha Moula, 39, Jan-04, Rainham
  • Sarah Ashraf, 35, Jan-06, Isle of Dogs
  • Jayden Moody, 14, Jan-07, Waltham Forest
  • Asma Begum, 31, Jan-11, Canning Town
  • Kamil Malysz, 34, Jan-27, Acton
  • Nedim Bilgin, 17, Jan-29, Islington
  • Carl Thorpe, 46, Feb-04, Highgate
  • Lejean Richards, 19, Feb-05, Battersea
  • Dennis Anderson, 39, Feb-10, East Dulwich
  • Bright Akinlele, 22, Feb-18, Camden
  • Brian Wieland, 69, Feb-19, Chingford
  • Glendon Spence, 23, Feb-21, Brixton
  • Kamali Gabbidon-Lynck, 19, Feb-22, Wood Green
  • David Lopez-Fernandez, 38, Feb-25, Tower Hamlets
  • Che Morrison, 20, Feb-26, Ilford
  • Jodie Chesney, 17, Mar-01, Harold Hill
  • Elize Linda Stevens, 50, Mar-02, Hendon
  • Jolia Bogdan, 3 months, Mar-02, Croydon
  • Mohamed Elmi, 37, Mar-03, Soho
  • Laureline Garcia-Bertaux, 34, Mar-06, Kew
  • David Martinez, 26, Mar-06, Leyton
  • Antoinette Donnegan, 52, Mar-07, Battersea
  • Ayub Hassan, 17, Mar-07, West Kensington
  • Florin Pitic, 20, Mar-10, Brent
  • Nathaniel Armstrong, 29, Mar-16, Fulham
  • Abdirashid Mohamoud, 17, Mar-22, Isleworth
  • Ravi Katharkamar, 54, Mar-24, Pinner
  • Ramane Richard Wiggan, 25, Mar-27, West Norwood
  • Zahir Visiter, 25, Mar-28, Regents Park
  • Gavin Garraway, 40, Mar-29, Clapham
  • Calvin Bungisa, 22, Apr-01, Kentish Town
  • Hubert Hall, 60, Apr-02, Walthamstow
  • Annabelle Lancaster, 22, Apr-07, Enfield
  • Noore Bashir Salad, 22, Apr-08, Manor Park
  • Gopinath Kasivisuwanathan, 27, Apr-16, Wembley
  • Steven Brown, 47, Apr-17, Stoke Newington
  • Meshach Williams, 21, Apr-23, Harlesden
  • Mihrican Mustafa, 38, Apr-26, Canning Town
  • Henriett Szucs, 34, Apr-26, Canning Town
  • Amy Parsons, 35, Apr-26, Whitechapel
  • Joshua White, 29, Apr-26, Hackney
  • Tashaun Aird, 15, May-01, Hackney
  • Constantin Sin, 51, May-05, Leytonstone
  • McCaulay Urugbezi-Edwards, 18, May-05, Southwark
  • Barrington Davis, 54, May-16, Lewisham
  • Vladimir Koudriavtsev, 69, May-23, Kensington
  • Tatiana Koudriavtsev, 68, May-23, Kensington
  • Iderval da Silva, 46, May-25, Battersea
  • Alimal Islam, 23, May-26, Tower Hamlets
  • Ismaila Ceesay, 33, May-28, Forest Gate
  • Steven Kennedy, 61, May-30, Plaistow
  • Graham Howe, 53, May-30, Harrow
  • Baris Kucuk, 33, Jun-01, Haringey
  • Adrian Murphy, 43, Jun-04, Battersea
  • Cheyon Evans, 18, Jun-14, Wandsworth
  • Eniola Aluko, 19, Jun-14, Plumstead
  • Gleb Stanislavovitch Zhebrovsky, 34, Jun-15, Tower Hamlets
  • Giedrius Juskauskas, 42, Jun-16, Stratford
  • Stepan Suslyk, 40, Jun-16, Notting Hill
  • David Bello-Monerville, 38, Jun-18, Barnet
  • Ionut Manea, 63, Jun-18, Ilford
  • Edward Simpson, 25, Jun-21, Feltham
  • Yusuf Mohamed, 18, Jun-26, Shepherds Bush
  • Kelly Mary Fauvrelle, 26, Jun-29, Croydon
  • Riley Fauvrelle, 5 days, Jun-29, Croydon
  • Ian Taylor, 54, Jun-29, Lambeth
  • Fuad Habib, 28, Jun-29, Newham
  • Gary Blagrove, 44, Jun-29, Fulham
  • Amara Toure, 18, Jun-30, Southwark
  • Tesfa Campbell, 40, Jul-03, Wandsworth
  • Craig Walters (Craig Small), 32, Jul-05, Wembley
  • Amanda Gretton, 57, Jul-05, Blackheath
  • Grineo Daka, 27, Jul-07, Leyton
  • Kwasi Mensah-Ababio, 26, Jul-08, Wembley
  • Leo Marcus, 22, Jul-10, Kidbrooke
  • Boluwatife Oyewunmi, 22, Jul-11, Enfield
  • Kye Manning, 19, Jul-11, Croydon
  • Akbar Arezo, 64, Jul-12, Whitton
  • Layla Arezo, 74, Jul-12, Whitton
  • Aron Kato, 28, Jul-17, Ilford
  • Diane Dyer, 61, Jul-18, Beckenham
  • Abdullahi Hassan, 20, Jul-25, South Hampstead
  • Robert Komuro, 41, Jul-23, Hillingdon
  • Liam Dent, 25, Jul-26, Chessington
  • Alciveadis Mauredis, 60, Jul-31, Islington
  • Dorothy Woolmer, 89, Aug-03, Tottenham
  • Mohammed Shah Subhani, 27, Aug-05, Hounslow
  • Alex Smith, 16, Aug-12, Camden
  • Solomon Small, 18, Aug-15, Lambeth
  • Amrou Greenidge, 18, Aug-20, Fulham
  • Allan Isichei, 69, Aug-24, Southall
  • Santino Angelo Dymiter, 18, Aug-26, Newham
  • Lee Casey, 39, Aug-29, Brixton
  • Unnamed child, 15 months, Aug-27, Putney
  • Laura Rakstelyte, 31, Aug-29, Ilford
  • Perry Jordan-Brammer, 15, Aug-30, Tottenham
  • Sandra Samuels, 45, Aug-31, Hackney
  • Norman Bertran-Tavarez, 24, Sep-01, Southwark
  • Michael Irving, 15, Sep-03, Stratford
  • Unnamed man, 20s, Sep-08, Lewisham
  • Sahkira Mercedes Gwendolin Loseke, 20s, Sep-08, Chalk Farm
  • Wilson Alexandre Garcia Varela, 24, Sep-09, Kentish Town
  • Josiph Beker (Youssef al-Bayjani), 17, Sep-10, Edgware Road
  • Unnamed girl, 8 weeks, Sep-12, SE16
  • Assad Abdullah Yarow, 25, Sep-12, Camden
  • Omar Smith, 34, Sep-13, Lewisham
  • Unnamed girl, 16 months, Sep-13, Plaistow
  • Julio Gomes, 29, Sep-14, Edmonton
  • Mark McCann-Barrett, 33, Sep-17, Walthamstow
  • Serafima Meshaka, 58, Sep-18, Ealing
  • Sufi Osman, 22, Sep-23, Southall
  • Tashan Daniel, 20, Sep-24, Hillingdon
  • Osvaldo Carvalho, 22, Sep-24, Ealing
  • Arlene Williams, 46, Sep-28, Enfield
  • Baptista Adjie, 15, Oct-10, Stratford
  • Clinton Evbota, 18, Oct-10, Camberwell
  • Ben Lines, 20, Oct-13, Bexley
  • Zoe Orton, 46, Oct-21, Deptford
  • Beatrice Yankson, 59, Oct-26, Islington
  • James Amadu, 26, Oct-31, Enfield
  • Vladislavs Radionovs, 57, Nov-02, Ilford
  • Hakim Ishmael Daba Sillah, 18, Nov-07, Uxbridge
  • Unnamed man, 19, Nov-19, Ilford

Anyone with information, pictures or video footage that could assist police is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 2060/23 Nov, Tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.