Three British Sikh and Hindu community members were stabbed to death after clashes between two groups of same community in Redbridge, East London. All three, believed to be in their 20s or 30s, were pronounced dead at the scene.
The victims named locally by family and friends as Narinder Singh, 26, Harinder Kumar, 22, and Baljit Singh, 34 are thought to have been construction workers from India.
Two Sikh men have been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Jas Athwal, leader of Redbridge council, who lives close to the crime scene, said “This is unheard of here in terms of people from the Sikh community involved in this kind of horrific crime.”
The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said “My thoughts are with their families and the local community at this dreadful time.”
According to Detective Chief Inspector Paul Considine “We now believe all those involved were known to each other and from the Sikh and Hindu community, however we are still in the process of identifying the men and working to inform their next of kin.”