Walthamstow knife attack victim dies in hospital

Scarcity can confirm that a man known locally as “Daps” has sadly passed away in hospital after he was stabbed on 22.2.23

Detectives have charged a man with attempted murder after a stabbing in Walthamstow.

Officers were called at 18:01hrs on Wednesday, 22 February, after a man aged in his 30s was stabbed in Brandon Road, E17. He had stab wounds to his back and an arm.

He was taken to hospital where he remains in a life-threatening condition. His family have been informed and are being supported by officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.

Two other men, both aged 18, were also found with stab injuries nearby in Stocksfield Road. Their conditions were assessed as not life-threatening and they were later arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Both men have now been charged with attempted murder.

Officers have carried out extensive enquiries as they work to piece together what happened and it’s thought the victim was involved in an altercation with a group of men in Stocksfield Road, near to the car park in Brandon Road.


Detective Chief Inspector Mark Rogers, who is leading the investigation, said: “This attack left a man seriously injured in hospital and we are doing all we can to track down those responsible. This charge is a significant step in our investigation, however our enquiries are ongoing and we are still appealing for witnesses.

“I ask anyone who has not yet spoken with us to come forward or to contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously. The information you provide may be vital to bringing those responsible to justice.

Charge details

Jason Adinkra, 18 (01.01.05), of Hythe Close, Edmonton, was charged on Saturday, 25 February, with attempted murder. He will appear at Stratford Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 27 February.

Vhalery Oum Bassanga 19 (26.02.04) of Waltham Forest, E10,, was also charged with attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon. He appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court on 1 March and was remanded in custody until 27 March to appear at the Old Bailey.

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