Ilford murder: Police name dead pair after Valentines Road stabbing

Valentines Road, Ilford, where Magdalena Welna was stabbed, viewed from Auckland Road (Picture: Goog

Valentines Road, Ilford, where Magdalena Welna was stabbed, viewed from Auckland Road (Picture: Google) - Credit: Archant

Scotland Yard has named the woman stabbed to death in Valentines Road on Friday as 23-year-old Magdalena Anna Welna, from Ilford.

A man who died after collapsing one street away 90 minutes later has also been identified - as Victor Banjo Ogundunmade, 27, from Newham.

Next of kin have been informed, police said.

Polish national Ms Welna was stabbed repeatedly and found in Valentines Road shortly after 5.30pm. She was pronounced dead not long after.

At about 7pm, police were called to Auckland Road, where they found Mr Ogundunmade collapsed in the street. He was pronounced dead en route to hospital.

Scotland Yard said the pair were not related but knew each other, and police are treating Ms Welna’s death as murder.

A spokesman added: “At this early stage, there is no evidence to suggest that the death of the man is suspicious.

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Enquiries continue to establish the full circumstances but officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.”

Contact the incident room on 020 345 1570 with any information.

• Did you know Magdalena Anna Welna or Victor Banjo Ogundunmade. Call the newsdesk on 0208 477 3821 or email sebastian.mann@archant.co.uk with any tributes.

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