24-year-old man stabbed to death in Barking

Friday, May 18, 2018

Detectives have launched a murder probe after a 24-year-old man was stabbed to death in east London.

The victim was found injured after police were called to Crows Road in Barking at 11.31pm on Thursday.

Despite receiving first aid from officers before paramedics arrived, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Metropolitan Police have already launched more than 60 murder investigations so far this year, prompting concerns over an increase of violent crime in the capital.

Scotland Yard said no arrests have been made in connection with Thursday's killing and a crime scene remains in place.

The man's next-of-kin have been informed, police said, but he has not been formally identified, with a post-mortem examination still to take place.

Barking and Dagenham police released the following statement on Twitter: “Police are currently on scene in the Crows Road/ Harts Lane area of Barking dealing with a fatal stabbing. 

“Please bear with us at these very early stages of the investigation whilst large scale crime scenes are in place. If you witnessed or have any info, please contact police.”

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Formal identification awaits and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

"The Homicide and Major Crime Command have been informed.

"There is a crime scene in place and officers remain on scene. "