A rapper has been stabbed to death at a jubilee party in east London.
The Metropolitan police have opened a murder investigation after Lamar Jackson, known as Hypo, was attacked at an event in Woodford Green on Saturday morning.
Paramedics were called to a party in Chigwell Road at 12.10am after a fight broke out. They found Jackson, 39, with stab wounds. Despite efforts to save him, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
His family had been informed, the Met said. No arrests have been made and detectives have appealed for witnesses.
The rapper, from Hackney, had filmed himself on Instagram on his way to the event earlier in the evening. He later posted footage of him dancing in a marquee with others.
Jackson dated the singer Emeli Sandé for about a year before splitting in 2017.
It has been suggested that videos of the attack have circulated on social media, and the Met’s DCI Laurence Smith asked people to get in contact.
“This attack happened at a party and we know that a large number of people would have been in attendance,” he said. “I would urge anyone who is yet to speak with us to come forward and let us know what you saw.
“It is possible that events leading up to the stabbing, and perhaps the murder itself, were captured on people’s phones. Please take a look and call us. It is vital that we establish what happened.”