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Pictured: DJ, 20, who was stabbed to death at 'gatecrashed' 18th birthday party - becoming the 107th murder victim in London this year - after event was posted on social media

  • Murder probe has been launched after DJ Nana Banger was stabbed to death
  • Over 100 revellers arrived at house party in east London after advertised online 
  • Party descended into 'riot' and people were seen 'running and screaming' in road
  • Revellers recorded 20-year-old as he lay dying and posted video on Snapchat
  • A 17-year-old was also found with a stab injury but is not in serious condition
  • Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating

By Charlotte Dean and Chris Dyer For Mailonline

Published: 04:46 EDT, 22 September 2018 | Updated: 19:55 EDT, 22 September 2018

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A talented 20-year-old DJ who was stabbed to death at an 18th birthday party in Hackney last night has been named locally
A talented 20-year-old DJ who was stabbed to death at an 18th birthday party in Hackney last night has been named locally

A talented 20-year-old DJ who was stabbed to death at an 18th birthday party in Hackney last night has been named locally

An 18th birthday party that ended in the murder of a DJ was gatecrashed after being posted on social media, a friend of the victim said.

The talented 20-year-old man, named only by his stage name of 'Nana Banger', was stabbed outside the house in Stamford Hill, Hackney, east London, following a fight and then ran back inside.

A friend of the dead man said more than 100 revellers turned up uninvited to the party after it was posted on social media.

The party turned into a 'riot' with people 'running screaming down the street', the witness said.

Police were called shortly after midnight and the man, who has not been officially named, was pronounced dead four hours later.

Some revellers even recorded the last moments of the victim’s life before putting clips of the aftermath of the stabbing on Snapchat.

One Twitter user who said they had seen the footage wrote: ‘Man was dying and everyone backed there [sic] phones to record it ... I seen the snaps of everyone turning up then next mans just lying there dying.’

A young woman also tweeted: ‘How are you posting a video of someone dying? Posting a video like that. 

'Who actually raised you?’ Another appalled girl wrote: ‘Tired of this generation that we’re living in... how the f*** do you back out your phone and record some dying?’ 

DJ Nana Banger is believed to have been performing when he was attacked.

The man, who is being referred to by his stage name DJ Nana Banger, was rushed to hospital after police were called to a fight in Wilderton Road, Stamford Hill
The man, who is being referred to by his stage name DJ Nana Banger, was rushed to hospital after police were called to a fight in Wilderton Road, Stamford Hill

The man, who is being referred to by his stage name DJ Nana Banger, was rushed to hospital after police were called to a fight in Wilderton Road, Stamford Hill

Nana Banger, who was believed to be friends with Fulham and Manchester United midfielder Timothy Fosu-Mensah, died from stab injuries at 4.30am this morning after being rushed to hospital, the Met Police say. 

A 17-year-old also suffered stab wounds at the party, but his condition was described as not life-threatening by police

The third victim, a 24-year-old man, was found with a head injury and was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

A neighbour earlier today said the birthday boy's mum told her it was the DJ who died.  

Jordan Henry, a friend of the victim said: 'It was an 18th birthday party of one of my friends and the invitation just went round to too many people and over 100 people showed up.

'It was posted on social media and everyone showed up.

'The neighbours said they saw two boys fighting outside and then one of them who was stabbed ran back inside.

Nana Banger, who was believed to be friends with Fulham midfielder Timothy Fosu-mensah, died from stab injuries at 4.30am, police say
Nana Banger, who was believed to be friends with Fulham midfielder Timothy Fosu-mensah, died from stab injuries at 4.30am, police say

Nana Banger, who was believed to be friends with Fulham midfielder Timothy Fosu-mensah, died from stab injuries at 4.30am, police say

'Once everyone knew what it was they started running and screaming down the street, it was like a riot. It was crazy.' 

Police extended the cordon around the house in Wilderton Road this morning as they continued to search the area after removing a car. 

The DJ posted a video last year walking down London's Oxford Street with Mr Fosu-Mensah, who is currently on loan from Manchester United to the west London club.

Today the Dutch footballer posted a still from the video on his Instagram page, writing: 'RIP to you my brother...love U may god bless U @nanabanger' with two crying emojis and a rose underneath.

The victim appears to talk and joke with another young footballer, dressed in a Manchester United Soccer School shirt, in a previous posting.

Young people on Twitter have been paying their respects to the DJ.

One tweet read: 'Rest in peace to one of the humblest guy on road man we gonna miss you nana banger.' 

A vehicle marked as evidence being removed from outside a property on Wilderton Road, Stamford Hill, where a man in his 20s was found stabbed to death following a fight at a flat
A vehicle marked as evidence being removed from outside a property on Wilderton Road, Stamford Hill, where a man in his 20s was found stabbed to death following a fight at a flat

A vehicle marked as evidence being removed from outside a property on Wilderton Road, Stamford Hill, where a man in his 20s was found stabbed to death following a fight at a flat

And some have claimed partygoers filmed the fatal stabbing and posted videos to Snapchat.

A woman who tweeted 'RIP Nana' also said: 'Tired of this generation that we're living in.. how the f*** do you back out your phone and record some dying..'

One Twitter user said: 'Man was dying and everyone backed there phones to record.

'Word I seen the snaps of everyone turning up then next mans just lying there dying.'

Another posted: 'One of my boys was DJ'ing and snapped Nana before everything turned f*****d.'

Several have described the 18th birthday party last night as a 'motive' - an event that people post publicly about on Snapchat by putting 'motive' as a caption on the video.

A neighbour said earlier today the man murdered at the 18th birthday party next door was DJing at the event.

Officers outside a property after a second victim, 17, was taken to hospital with a stab injury
Officers outside a property after a second victim, 17, was taken to hospital with a stab injury

Officers outside a property after a second victim, 17, was taken to hospital with a stab injury

A total of 107 people from London have been murdered or killed since the start of 2018
A total of 107 people from London have been murdered or killed since the start of 2018

A total of 107 people from London have been murdered or killed since the start of 2018

The family of the birthday boy were said to be 'devastated' that the party ended in tragedy.   

A teenager, 17, was also found with stab injuries however he is not thought to be in a serious condition, the Met said. 

The attack came just hours after a boy, 17, who is reportedly in a critical condition, was rushed to hospital after a stabbing in Limehouse, east London.

The road was cordoned off today with police officers stationed outside the red brick property in an upmarket area of Hackney.

A car was pictured being towed away from the scene in Stamford Hill after being marked as evidence this morning. 

Forensic teams have been seen entering the property just before 11am.

No arrests have been made and detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating
No arrests have been made and detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating

No arrests have been made and detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating

Andrew Packer Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Packer from the Homicide and Major Crime Command said it was a 'senseless loss of a young life to knife crime' and that the three injured men were all at the 'large house party'. 

He added: 'Another family has been left devastated by the senseless loss of a young life to knife crime, and we're doing all we can to bring those responsible to justice.

'What we know so far is that all three of these victims appear to have been attending a large house party at the address on Wilderton Road. 

'I want to hear from anyone who was at that party, even if they didn't witness the assaults, they may have some information that could help us piece together the course of events that led to this tragedy.'

No arrest at this stage have been made, Scotland Yard said.

A spokesperson for the Met Police said: 'Police were called at 12.50am on Saturday, 22 September, to a fight at a flat in Wilderton Road, Stamford Hill, N16.

'Officers attended and found two men suffering stab injuries.

'A 20-year-old man was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead at around 4.30am.

'His next of kin have been informed. Formal identification and a post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.

The victim's next of kin have been informed. Formal identification and a post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course 
The victim's next of kin have been informed. Formal identification and a post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course 

The victim's next of kin have been informed. Formal identification and a post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course 

'The second victim – a 17-year-old male – was also taken to hospital suffering a stab injury. His condition is not believed to be serious.

'Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.

'There has been no arrests at this early stage.' 

His death comes just days after 25 year old Ali Al Har was stabbed to death in nearby Islington, north east London. Two men have now been arrested over his murder.  

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