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BREAKING NEWS: Knife crime epidemic claims another life in London as man stabbed to death

MURDER SCENE: Police and ambulance crews on the scene this evening (Dom Sutton/Twitter)

LONDON'S knife crime epidemic has claimed another life today after a man was found dying from stab wounds in north London.

Officers from the Met Police were called at 5.47pm to Matthias Road, Stoke Newington, following reports of a stabbing.

A Met Police spokesman said: "Officers attended with the London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance.

"A man, thought to be aged in his 30s, was discovered suffering from a stab injury."

TRAGIC: The man died at the scene despite police efforts to save him (Kate Vermeulen/Twitter)

Police administered CPR before paramedics arrived, but despite their efforts the man died at the scene.

Police are working to inform his next of kin.

Kate Vermeulen tweeted: "Just saw a trauma helicopter landing from my window. Apparently someone has been stabbed".

Dom Sutton added: "Loads of police and paramedics on Matthias Road. Looks like a guy has been stabbed. One guy said he saw a man with two stab wounds."

The spokesman added: "At this early stage there have been no arrests. The Homicide and Major Crime Command will be informed. A crime scene is in place. Enquiries continue."

A Section 60 has been authorised for post codes N16, N1 and E8, meaning stop and searches can be carried out in these areas.

Any witnesses or those with information are asked to call 101 ref CAD 5783/17Apr. Alternatively, tweet @MetCC.

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