JUST ANOTHER MURDER: Man stabbed to death in Newham is London's latest knife crime victim
A MURDER investigation has been launched following a fatal stabbing in Newham.
Police were called to Stondon Walk, East Ham, East London, at 15:18pm today, Tuesday, December 29, following reports of a man being assaulted.
Officers attended with the London Ambulance Service and found a 28-year-old man who had been stabbed. London’s Air Ambulance was also deployed.
Despite the efforts of the emergency services, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
There have been no arrests at this early stage but an investigation is underway.
A Met Police spokesman said: "The public can expect to see an increased police presence in the area in the
coming hours and days while officers conduct enquiries.
"A Section 60 Order, providing officers with greater search powers, has been put in place to cover the E6, E7, E13 and E16 postcodes until 7.40 am on Wednesday, December 30.
"The decision was taken, after careful consideration of all available information, in order to prevent further violent incidents.
"Any information about the incident could be vital to finding out what happened and bringing those responsible to justice."
Anyone who witnessed the initial assault or who knows anything about what happened is urged to call 101 or tweet @MetCC, quoting CAD 3667/29DEC.
Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111.