UPDATED:Murder probe launched after fatal stabbing in Poplar Green

updatedmurder probe launched after fatal stabbing in poplar green

Police and other emergency services including the London Air Ambulance have been called to Poplar Green in East London this afternoon.

A murder investigation has been launched after a thirty years old man has been stabbed to death.

A spokesman for the Met Police said they were called by London Ambulance Service [LAS] at 2.5pm on Saturday, 15 June, to reports of an injured man at Alton Street, E14.

Officers and LAS attended.

At the scene, a man, aged 30s, had suffered stab injuries. He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene at 2.37pm.

A crime scene has been established. Officers from Tower Hamlets investigate.

Enquiries are underway to notify next of kin. A post mortem will be scheduled in due course.

At this early stage there have been no arrests and officers retain an open mind as to motive.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information is asked to contact Tower Hamlets CID on 101 quoting CAD4256/15JUN, Tweet @MetCC, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The incident comes less than 24 hours after two other young people have lost their lives after a stabbing and shooting.