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Stoke Newington stabbing: Man knifed to death on east London street

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A man has been stabbed to death in the street in east London.

The victim, aged in his 30s, was found with a stab injury in Stoke Newington on Wednesday evening.

Police and paramedics descended on Matthias Road following reports of a stabbing shortly before 6pm.

They fought to save him but he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A Met Police spokesman said: “Police are working to inform his next of kin.  At this early stage there have been no arrests.

Police and ambulance vehicles in Matthias Road following a fatal stabbing (@VermeulenKate)

“The Homicide and Major Crime Command will be informed. A crime scene is in place.”

A Section 60 order has been authorised for the postcodes N16, N1 and E8, Scotland Yard said. The order gives police officers extra powers to use stop and search.

Any witnesses or those with information are asked to call 101 ref CAD 5783/17Apr. Alternatively, tweet @MetCC.

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