Statement from family of Adnan Patel

Yesterday afternoon, Thursday 10th July 2008, Hafiz Adnan Patel, aged 20, from Stratford, London, died in Leyton, East London. He died of injuries caused by a knife attack.

Police enquiries are currently ongoing in relation to this matter and the family are awaiting news on any developments.A member of the Patel family made this statement tonight:

“We beg you, please allow us to grieve in peace at this time of sorrow and sadness. We have lost a loved one and at this time we ask that you pray for him so that he may rest in peace and that the family are given courage and strength during this difficult period.Any person who has information in relation to this matter please tell the police or contact Newham Monitoring Project. We do not want anyone else having to experience the pain and sorrow that we are currently going through. We beg you that if you have any information about what happened to our beautiful Adnan, then please come forward”

If you require any further information please contact the Newham Monitoring Project on 0800 169 3111 or the Police Incident Room on 020 8345 3865.