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Fatal stabbing in Bexley

News   •   Oct 13, 2019 19:19 BST

Police are investigating after a man died following a stabbing in Bexley.

Officers were called at 14:48hrs on Sunday, 13 October to Barnehurst Avenue, Bexley, following reports of males fighting in the street.

Officers attended with the London Ambulance Service.

A 20-year-old man was found suffering from a stab injury to his chest. He was taken to an east London hospital, where he died at 17:27hrs.

His next of kin are aware.

Formal identification awaits. A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and taken into custody.

Enquiries into the circumstances continue.

Anyone who has information that could assist police is asked to call 101 ref CAD 4418/13 Oct.

If there are any young people who either have information about violence or knife crime, they can visit fearless.org where they can pass on information anonymously. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.

If you need help or information to support someone you suspect is involved in knife crime, or you want assistance yourself, then you can visit www.knifefree.co.uk or LondonNeedsYouAlive.