Murder investigation launched after man stabbed to death in Tower Hamlets

A murder investigation is underway. Pic: Met Police

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death in Tower Hamlets on Monday.

The victim, believed to be in his mid-20s or early 30s, was stabbed during a knife fight on Globe Road.

The killing in east London is the sixteenth murder inquiry to be launched by the Met Police this year and the fifth murder to occur in the capital over the last eight days.

Police and paramedics were called to a property in east London just after 2:30PM where they found the victim. Despite the help of paramedics, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering fatal knife wounds. His identity has not been released by police.

Forensic scientists have been searching the crime scene and the investigation is being conducted by officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “At this early stage there have been no arrests. A crime scene is in place and inquiries into the circumstances are ongoing. Officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command have been informed.”

In the most recent incidents, Bright Akinleye, 22, was stabbed in a street near Euston station before entering a hotel lobby where he collapsed and died on February 18. The following day, Brian Wieland, 69, died in a house fire at Chingford, East London. On February 21, Glendon Spence, 23, was stabbed and killed at a club in Brixton, south London. And a 19-year-old, who has not been formally identified, was also shot and stabbed in Wood Green, London, over the weekend.

Anyone with information or witnesses to the latest murder in Tower Hamlets are encouraged to call 101 quoting CAD 4064/25 February or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.

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