Three men who were stabbed to death in a fight in Ilford have been named by police.

Metropolitan Police named the men as Narinder Singh Lubhaya, 29, Harinder Kumar, 30 and Malkit Singh Dhillon, 37, who was known to people in the UK as Baljinder Singh.

All three men were Indian nationals living in the Ilford area of east London. Their families have been informed and are being supported by specially trained police officers.

Police officers and the London Ambulance Service were called at 7.38pm on Sunday, January 19 to a disturbance on Salisbury Road in Seven Kings and found three men suffering stab injuries.

They were pronounced dead at the scene.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Considine, who is leading the investigation, said: "I know that people were present when the attack occurred, I urge them to come forward.

"This is a dreadful incident that has shocked the local community. I need their help to piece together exactly what happened and the events that led up to it."

Gurjeet Singh, 29, of South Park Crescent, Ilford, was charged on Tuesday with possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.

He appeared at Redbridge Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, was remanded to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on February 19 and remains under investigation in connection with the murders.

A second man arrested over the murders has since been eliminated from the investigation.

Officers at this stage are not seeking to make any further arrests for murder.