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Murder investigation launched after man, 21, stabbed in North Woolwich

PUBLISHED: 07:21 09 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:12 09 November 2017

Police at the scene of the suspected murder on Pier Road North Woolwich

Police at the scene of the suspected murder on Pier Road North Woolwich

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A 21-year-old man was stabbed to death in North Woolwich last night.

Police at the scene of the suspected murder on Pier Road North Woolwich Police at the scene of the suspected murder on Pier Road North Woolwich

At 8:10pm police and London Ambulance were called to reports of a stabbing in Pier Road, where they found a man who had suffered critical injuries.

After receiving first aid at the scene, the victim was then taken to an east London hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:30pm.

Officers believe they know the identity of the man and next of kin have been informed, but he will not be named until a formal identification has taken place.

Local road closures are in place and police cordons are also affecting pedestrian footways in the Pier Road area.

Police at the scene of the stabbing on Pier Road. Picture credit: Archant Police at the scene of the stabbing on Pier Road. Picture credit: Archant

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

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