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Murder investigation launched after woman stabbed in East Ham

PUBLISHED: 10:44 19 March 2020 | UPDATED: 13:57 19 March 2020

A police cordon is in place after a woman was stabbed near the junction of Barking Road and Altmore Avenue. Picture: Ken Mears

A police cordon is in place after a woman was stabbed near the junction of Barking Road and Altmore Avenue. Picture: Ken Mears

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A murder investigation has been launched after a woman was stabbed to death in East Ham.

Police were called to the junction of Barking Road and Altmore Avenue at around 12.45am today (Thursday, March 19).

They found a woman in her 20s with serious stab injuries. She was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service where she later died.

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Enquiries are underway to establish her identity and inform her next of kin.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

A crime scene is currently in place and detectives from the specialist crime unit have been informed.

Any witnesses are asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 213/19Mar or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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