A man, 20, has died after being stabbed in the chest this afternoon.

Police said they were called to reports of males fighting in the street at 2.48pm.

They found a man suffering from stab wounds on Barnehurst Avenue, Bexley, south east London.

The man was taken to an east London hospital but died at 5.27pm, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said.

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested and remains in custody.

The man’s next of kin have been informed but formal identification has not yet taken place.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course, police said.



Police said inquiries into the circumstances of the stabbing continue.

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