Joseph Davis: Man named as victim of fight that broke out in Bow

A man who died following a fight in Bow has been named by police.

Officers were called at about 20:45hrs on Monday, 3 April to reports of two men fighting in Parnell Road, E3.

Police and the London Ambulance Service attended the scene and found an unconscious man. He was taken to an east London hospital where he later died.

On Wednesday, 12 April, he was formally identified as Joseph Davis, 68, of Bow E3.

His next-of-kin are aware.


Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command led by Detective Chief Inspector Laurence Smith are investigating.

At this early stage detectives believe that there was an altercation between the victim and another man on a route 488 bus.

A 73-year-old man was arrested near the scene on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and taken to an east London police station.

He has been bailed to return on a date in early May pending further enquiries.

Appeal For Information

Detectives are appealing for anyone who witnessed the altercation on the bus or in Parnell Road to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 0208 345 3985 or via Twitter @MetCC

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