Stratford murder investigation launches after man with stab wounds found

Police have cordoned off part of West Ham Lane after a man was stabbed in nearby Whalebone Lane in t

Police have cordoned off part of West Ham Lane after a man was stabbed in nearby Whalebone Lane in the early hours of the morning. Picture: Victoria Jones/PA Wire - Credit: PA

A murder investigation has been launched after a man with stab wounds was found in the early hours this morning.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service at around 12.40am today, Monday, June 17, to reports of an unresponsive man found collapsed with stab injuries in Whalebone Lane - a pedestrian street just off West Ham Lane, next to Stratford Park.

The man, 42, was pronounced dead at the scene at 1.01am.

Officers believe they know his identity and his next of kin have been informed.

A post mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

A crime scene remains in place including road closures on West Ham Lane between Widdin Street and Paul Street.

Stratford Park also remains closed.

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Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating the stabbing.

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.

A Section 60, which gives police the right to stop and search people in a defined area when a serious violent incident has taken place, has been put in place for the whole of Newham.

This will expire at 6pm on Monday, June 17.

At this early stage, anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD233/17June.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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