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UPDATE: Murder investigation launched in Greenwich

News   •   Apr 02, 2018 16:40 BST

A murder investigation has been launched after a 23-year-old man was fatally stabbed in Greenwich.

Officers were called at 20:37hrs on Thursday, 29 March to a south-east London hospital after a man was presented suffering from a stab wound to his neck. He had been taken to hospital by a friend.

Despite the extensive efforts of medical staff the man died from his injuries later that evening.

At this early stage it is believed that the victim was attacked in the Plumstead area, possibly near the railway station.

He was able to call the friend who collected him in his car and took him to hospital.

The victim's next of kin have been informed. We await formal identification.

A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as a stab wound and internal haemorrhage.

A crime scene was put in place at the hospital while officers examined the vehicle used to transport the victim.

There have been no arrests.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, who is leading the investigation, said: "This investigation remains in its very early stages and we are still piecing together exactly where and how the victim was attacked.

"Were you in the Plumstead area at the time? Did you witness a commotion or altercation, or see anything that seemed unusual, like a person or group of people running in the area? Any fragment of information is useful to our investigation and I would urge you to call police immediately."

Anyone with information is asked to contact 020 8721 4805, or call police on 101 quoting reference 7434/29 March.

Alternatively information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111.