Collier Row stabbing: Stab to the heart kills 15-year-old boy, post-mortem finds
PUBLISHED: 15:12 26 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:31 26 June 2018
A post-mortem has found that the 15-year-old boy who was killed after a birthday day at the weekend died from a stab to the heart.
Jordan Douherty, from Chafford Hundred, was found with stab wounds after a “large fight” took place following a party at the North Romford Community Centre, Clockhouse Lane, Collier Row, on Saturday.
Paramedics treated him at the scene but he died shortly after.
A post-mortem examination which took place on Monday, June 25, at Queen’s Hospital, found that the cause of death hypo volaemic shock caused by a stab wound to the left ventricle of the heart.
After releasing a 15, 16 and 17-year-old, detectives continue to appeal for information and witnesses to come forward and urge the “100 plus” youths who were at the scene to get in contact.
Ch Sup Jason Gwillim, borough commander of the East Area Command Unit, said the murder investigation will take time due to the number of people in attendance at the birthday party.
“My thoughts are with Jordan’s family and friends at this devastating time,” he said.
“Our homicide team are carrying out an investigation to catch the people responsible.
“The violence used has rightly caused concern, not only amongst the wider community but the family and friends of the young people who were there.
“We are continuing to work with our partners and the local authority, and speaking regularly with community leaders to brief them on our response.
“Violence has no place on our streets and we will continue to use all the resources available to us to tackle anyone carrying a weapon.”
Any witnesses or those who have information are requested to call the incident room on 02083453775, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111 or online via crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously. You can also tweet police via @MetCC.