Murder investigation after Italian brutally stabbed in London

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man in Canning Town.

Police were called to Ravenscroft Close, E16, at approximately 11:40am on Monday, (26 June) after a man was found with multiple stab wounds in a residential property. The London Ambulance Service also attended.

The man, aged 23, was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been informed.

Formal identification has now taken place and the deceased has been named as 23-year-old Pietro Sanna. He was an Italian national living in the UK.

A special post-mortem examination will take place on Wednesday (28 June) at East Ham Mortuary.

No arrests have been made. Enquiries are ongoing.

Officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.

Detective Chief Inspector Gary Holmes, who is leading the investigation, said: “This was a brutal and vicious attack on a young man in his home. We are keeping an open mind as to the motive of this attack. At this early stage of the investigation, I would appeal for all witnesses and those with information concerning this fatal attack to contact the incident room as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the police incident room on 020 8345 1570.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit

You can also tweet information to police via @MetCC.

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