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.

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Police said inquiries into the circumstances of the stabbing continue.

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