A murder investigation has been launched in Hackney this morning following a fatal stabbing.
Police were called by London Ambulance Service to reports of a stabbing at Monteagle Way, Nightingale Estate, E5 at around 0001hrs on Tuesday, 14 November.
At the scene a 21-year-old male was treated by medical professionals for a stab wound to the chest. Sadly, he died at the scene at 0015hrs.
Detectives know the identity of the victim and next of kin have been notified. However, no formal identification has taken place.
There have been no arrests at this stage and enquiries are ongoing.
A crime scene has been established and local road closures are in place. Officers anticipate significant traffic disruption in the area surrounding the incident scene. Road users are advised to avoid the area where possible and use alternative routes.
At this early stage officers retain an open mind regarding motive.
The Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating and are appealing for information from anyone who may have seen or heard anything in the vicinity of Monteagle Way and the Nightingale Estate at around midnight on Monday, 13 November into Tuesday, 14 November.
Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information should contact the Homicide and Major Crime Command incident room on 020 8345 3865 , by dialling 101, via Twitter @MetCC or anonymously at Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.