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Murder investigation launched in West Ham

News   •   Jan 01, 2018 15:03 GMT

A murder investigation has been launched after a 20-year-old man was fatally stabbed in Newham.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 19.37hrs on Sunday, 31 December, to Memorial Avenue, West Ham E15 to a report of a male stabbed.

Officers attended. The victim, a 20-year-old man, was found at the scene suffering from a number of stab injuries.

Efforts were made by both officers and London Ambulance Service paramedics at the scene to resuscitate the victim but, despite these efforts, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 20:22hrs.

A murder investigation was launched by the Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command under Detective Chief Inspect Will Reynolds.

DCI Reynolds said: "This attack has robbed a young man of his future and robbed a family of their loved one.

"The victim was with a number of people at the time of the attack, and I urgently need to trace this group of young men.

"Memorial Avenue is a busy residential area close to West Ham station. I know that there were people in the area who witnessed the incident, and I also need them to come forward."

Officers believe they know the identity of the victim however they await formal identification. A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

Urgent enquiries continue to trace next of kin.

There has been no arrest and enquiries continue.

The Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command investigate.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information that may assist police is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4005 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.