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Police arrest 31-year-old man on suspicion of Hornchurch murder

PUBLISHED: 17:55 12 January 2016 | UPDATED: 11:28 13 January 2016

Oggy and one of his step-granddaughters at a family party

Oggy and one of his step-granddaughters at a family party

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Police investigating the murder of Aiden O'Mahoney at a Hornchurch pub on Sunday have arrested a 31-year-old man.

The man was arrested this afternoon on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

Mr O’Mahoney, known to friends as Oggy, was fatally stabbed at JJ Moon’s Wetherspoons, High Street, on Sunday.

Police were called to the pub at 4,30pm. Mr O’Mahoney, 60, was taken to hospital and pronounced dead at 7.14pm.

A post-mortem examination gave cause of death as a single stab wound to the chest.

Speaking today, Mr O’Mahoney’s family said: “Aiden was a very loved son, brother, partner and granddad. He was a kind and thoughtful man. His passions were Spurs, his family, friends and his dog Lily.

“Aiden’s family and friends are devastated by his untimely tragic death. We will always remember him and the joy his larger than life presence gave us.”

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