Police are investigating after a man was fatally stabbed in Bexley, London this afternoon.

The man, in his 20s, died in hospital after a stab injury to his chest.

A youth was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in relation to the event and was taken into custody.

Officers rushed to the scene just before 3pm on Sunday following reports of males fighting in the street.

Medical staff from the London Ambulance service also attended.

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Banehurst Avenue in Bexley, where a man was knifed in broad daylight

A 20-year-old man suffering from a stab injury to his chest was transported to an east London hospital, where he died at around 5.30pm.

Formal identification will be held shortly, along with a post-mortem examination.

Enquiries into the events around the man's death are ongoing.

Police officers have cordoned off the road while forensic officers investigate the scene.

Police are appealing for anyone with relevant information to call 101 ref CAD 4418/13 Oct.

The incident comes just days after a football starlet teenager was fatally stabbed outside McDonald's in Stratford in an unrelated incident.

The schoolboy was found with critical injuries shortly after 3.20pm on Thursday outside Stratford Broadway, east London, in what has been described as a "senseless attack" by police.

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The teenager, who was a pupil at St Bonaventure's School, Forest Gate, sadly died about half an hour later at the scene.

The talented footballer was a former player of Mindset FC and had recently signed for Ultra Elite Youth FC who play in the Echo Junior Football League.  He is believed to have had trials with Ipswich Town.

Mindset FC paid tribute on their Facebook page to their former player who "sadly went to sleep tonight due to knife crime".

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after schoolboy Baptista Adjei was stabbed to death in Stratford, east London, on Thursday, Scotland Yard said.

The same evening, an 18-year-old man died after being stabbed in Camberwell, south London, in another unrelated incident.