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UPDATE: Murder in Barking

News   •   May 18, 2018 20:15 BST

A murder investigation has been launched following a stabbing in Barking.

Police were called at 23:31hrs on Thursday, 17 May, to reports of a man stabbed in Crows Road, Barking.

Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service and found a man suffering from stab injuries. He was given first aid by officers prior to the arrival of paramedics but sadly was pronounced dead at the scene.

His next of kin have been informed, however officers await formal identification.

A post-mortem examination commenced on Friday, 18 May, at Queens Hospital Mortuary.

A crime scene remains in place at the scene. No arrests have been made.

A murder investigation has been launched by detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command led by Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Packer.

DCI Packer said: "I know there were people out and about in Crows Road at the time of the murder. I need to speak with these people as soon as possible as they may have vital evidence.

"Officers have already starting making extensive local enquiries, and they will be working in the area with colleagues from Abbey ward, Barking over the coming days. I urge anyone who may have information to speak with police."

Anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8345 3865.

To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.