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Mother in jubilee weekend murder appeal

APPEAL: Marvin Hogan

THE MOTHER of a young man stabbed to death during the 2012 Jubilee weekend has urged people with information about her son's death to come forward.

Marvin Hogan, 28, was fatally struck in Leyton, east London on June 4 at about 9.40pm. He died the following day.

Mr Hogan's mother, Jean Alleyne, says that she believes the perpetrators are "local boys" and "will not rest until my son's killer has been found."

In a statement released through the Metropolitan Police, she said: "l would like to appeal to anyone that knows anything about my son's death to come forward, you do not have to leave your name this can be done anonymously. I feel that these were local boys who committed this murder and took my son away at a very young age from the people that loved him.

"I also appeal to family members, aunts, uncles and friends to do the right thing in helping to bring this person to justice that took my son from me and his family so cruelly that bank holiday Monday while I was at work. This person is still out there walking around free probably not far from where my son was murdered I want him caught so can have my peace. I will not rest until my son's killer has been found."

On the night of Mr Hogan's murder police were called to Thornhill Gardens to reports of a man stabbed.

Officers believe that Mr Hogan, who lived in the area, was in his silver Vauxhall Astra in Windsor Road, when he was approached by the suspects and an altercation occurred.

The first of three suspects is described as a dark-skinned black man in his early 20s and about 5ft 9ins or 5ft 10ins. He was wearing a red baseball cap with a logo on the front and a black body-warmer with a six-inch red band to the front.

The second is also described as a dark-skinned black man in his early 20s. Police say he is about 5ft 9ins with a oval chubby face and hair in cainrows. He wore a quilted Barbour-style jacket with silver on it.

The third suspect is described as a dark-skinned black man in his early 20s, wearing dark clothing.

One of the men also wore a scarf and had a bag across his shoulder.

During the incident the victim's key ring was taken and remains outstanding. On the key ring was a Vauxhall Astra car key, an electronic fob for entry into the victim's flat, a red piece of plastic and a silver cross which is black on one side.

There have been six arrests in connection with the investigation. Three of those have been released without further action. The remaining three have been bailed to return at a date this month.

Detectives are retaining an open mind on the circumstances but the incident is not thought to be gang-related.

Anyone with information should contact the incident room on 020 8721 4805; if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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