Detectives investigating the murder in Alton Street, Poplar on Saturday, 15 June have named the victim as 34-year-old Gleb Stanislavovitch Zhebrovsky, also known as Gleb Stalnoy. He is from Poplar but is originally from Russia.
His next of kin have been informed.
Two men, aged 28 and 33, were arrested on suspicion of murder over the weekend and remain in police custody.
Did you see two men running away?
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Stancombe, of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, said that he and his colleagues remain keen to hear from anyone who saw two males fleeing the scene and running towards the DLR at Poplar.
Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting CAD4256/15JUN, Tweet @MetCC, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.