Murder probe launched after man, 28, stabbed in east London

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was knifed to death in east London.

Police were called to Stondon Walk in East Ham at 3.18pm on Tuesday following reports of an assault.

Officers attended the scene along with the London Ambulance Service (LAS) and found a 28-year-old man who had been stabbed.

London’s Air Ambulance was also deployed but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Metropolitan Police said no arrests had been made but an investigation was under way.

A Section 60 Order has been put in place – covering the E6, E7, E13 and E16 postcodes – which provides officers with greater search powers.

The order has been put in place until 7.40am on 30 December.

Police made the decision after careful consideration of all available information and in order to prevent further violent incidents.

The Met added that the public can expect to see an increased police presence in the area in the coming hours and days while officers conduct inquiries.

Anyone who witnessed the initial assault or knows anything about the incident is urged to call 101 or tweet @MetCC, quoting CAD 3667/29DEC.

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