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Poplar stabbing: Murder investigation after double stabbing in east London horror attack

London stabbing: A murder investigation has been launched

London stabbing: A murder investigation has been launched (Image: EXPRESS)

Police were called to Alexia Square, near Crossharbour DLR station in Poplar, shortly after 6pm on Friday and found a man believed to have been in his late teens or early 20s with stab wounds. Despite emergency services carrying out first aid the man was pronounced dead at the scene. A second man, believed to be in his late teens, was rushed to hospital by London Ambulance Service.

A crime scene is in place and no arrests have been made, the Metropolitan Police said.

The Met Police said: "A murder investigation is underway following a stabbing in Poplar.

"Police were called shortly after 18:00hrs on Friday, 10 July to reports of two males injured at Alexia Square, E14 close to Crossharbour DLR station.

"Officers attended and found a man, believed aged in his late teens or early 20s, suffering stab injuries. 

"Emergency services provided first aid but despite their efforts, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Next of kin are yet to be informed. 

"At this early stage anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD6215/10July. Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111." 

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