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Murder investigation launched in Bow

A murder investigation has been launched following a
death in Bow.

Police were called at around 23:20hrs on Sunday, 23 April to
reports of an injured man on Bow Common Lane, E3.

Officers attended and found the 54-year-old man suffering a
head injury and a stab wound. He was taken to hospital where
his condition is stable – not life-threatening.

Before going to hospital, the 54-year-old man indicated that
another man was seriously injured inside a flat in Bow Common
Lane.

Officers went into this address and found a 60-year-old man
suffering stab injuries. Officers administered first aid
until the arrival of the London Ambulance Service, but the
man was pronounced dead at the scene at 00:06hrs on Monday,
24 April.

Whilst officers believe they know who the deceased is, they
await formal identification. Enquiries to trace and inform
any next of kin are ongoing.

The Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.

There has been no arrest at this early stage.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information should call the
incident room at Barking on 020 8345 3734.

To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800
555 111 or visit the crimestoppers-uk.org
website.

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