[VICTIM: Elliot Francique, who was aged 20

Officers investigating the murder of Elliot Francique in Plaistow have made an arrest.

A man, aged 20, was arrested earlier today (Wednesday, 27 April) on suspicion of murder and taken into custody, where he remains.

Elliot, aged 20, was found suffering from stab wounds inside his home in Plaistow on Tuesday, 19 April.

Medics worked hard to save his life, but despite their efforts, Elliot was pronounced dead at the scene at 16:31hrs.

His next of kin are aware and continue to be supported by specialist officers.

A murder investigation was launched, led by Detective Chief Inspector Kelly Allen.

DCI Allen said: “Our investigation is making good progress and we have carried out door to door enquiries and examined hours of CCTV footage.

“I am grateful to those people who have already come forward to speak with us and urge anyone with information who hasn’t yet been in touch to call us without delay.

“Even the smallest piece of information could corroborate something we have already been told, or might be the missing part of the timeline of events that we are building.

“It is our mission to remove dangerous weapons, and the dangerous people who use them, from London’s streets. Please help us make your city safer by telling us what you know.”

Anyone who has information or footage should call the incident room on 0208 3451 570 or the non-emergency number 101, quoting 4484/19APR.

Information can also be provided by tweeting @MetCC or contacting Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org