Police investigating the brutal murder of a 15 year-old boy – fatally stabbed three years ago – have renewed their appeal for witnesses to come forward as the hunt continues for the killers.
Adam Regis from Plaistow, East London, suffered a stab wound to the heart in March 2007 as he walked home after a night at the cinema with friends.
Detective Chief Inspector Steve Clayman of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command said: "It is now three years since Adam was tragically murdered in Kingsland Road, Newham at around 21.30 on 17 March 2007.
"Since that time the investigation team has made extensive enquiries, and whilst good progress has been made, it is clear there are some people with knowledge of the murder who are not coming forward and speaking to the police.
"Those responsible must have spoken to someone following Adam's murder- a friend; family member; wife or girlfriend, and we urge those people to come forward. Do you have suspicions about anyone?
"Hiding the fact you are involved in someone's murder is difficult to live with and Adam's family have the right to know why this happened and who is responsible.
"I understand some people might have concerns about speaking to the police, but it is important they do, so we can offer them reassurance and support.
"Adam was a respected and well-liked teenager who was caring towards his friends and family and a popular student.
“He did nothing to provoke the events of that night and we still do not know why he was targeted.
"Those with information may not see this investigation as any of their business, but it is.
They are all part of the community and have a vested interest in ensuring that all those responsible for Adam's murder are held to account. "
Police were called just after 21:30hrs to the junction of Boundary Road and Kingsland Road, to reports of a teenager injured.
Adam was taken to Newham General Hospital where he died shortly before 23:00hrs.
A post mortem examination gave the cause of death as a single stab wound to the chest.
The knife used had a blade of at least 20cm and travelled through Adam's right arm and into his chest, nicking the aorta of his heart.
That evening Adam had travelled on a bus with friends back from the Showcase cinema in Beckton then strolled alone towards his home.
The driver of a VW Scirocco picked up two suspects and another two suspects were seen running north along the New City Road towards Barking Road.
Seventeen suspects have been arrested since the killing, but nobody has been charged with any offence.
CCTV footage has been released of suspects in the area police would like to identify.