Man arrested as Hackney murder probe is launched

A murder investigation is underway following a stabbing in Hackney.

Police were called at 2pm on Thursday 5 December to reports of a stabbing in Clarence Mews, Hackney.

Officers, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended and found a man seriously injured. Despite their best efforts the man – believed to be aged in his 20s – and he was pronounced dead at the scene at 2.30pm

His next of kin are in the process of being informed. Formal identification awaits and a post mortem examination will be held in due course.

One man (awaits further details) was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder – he remains in custody at a north London police station.

Anyone who can assist police is asked to call 101quoting CAD 3931/05Dec19. Alternatively tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 11