Bow death: Man arrested on suspicion of murder

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man who was found stabbed in a street.

Eric Paul, of Matthews House, Burgess Street, Poplar, was found in the street in Devons Road, at the junction with Gale Street, Bow, by police called to reports of a man suffering multiple stab injuries.

London Ambulance Service and the Air Ambulance treated the 50-year-old, who was found shortly before 3am on Saturday, and he was taken to the Royal London Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5.11am.

A post-mortem examination at Poplar Mortuary gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.

Today a 36-year-old man was arrested at an address in Bow on suspicion of murder. He currently remains in custody at an east London police station pending further enquiries.

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An incident room has opened at Hendon under DCI Andy Partridge of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command (HSCC).

Police are retaining an open mind as to motive.

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Anyone with information call 020 8358 0300 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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