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Bow Common murder victim is named as Keith Sinclair, 60

PUBLISHED: 15:27 27 April 2017 | UPDATED: 22:04 27 April 2017

Flowers for Keith Sinclair, 60. at spot in Bow Common where he was stabbed. Picture: MIKE BROOKE

Flowers for Keith Sinclair, 60. at spot in Bow Common where he was stabbed. Picture: MIKE BROOKE

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Detectives investigating the murder in east London of a 60-year-old man in a double stabbing at Bow Common have identified him as Keith Sinclair.

Bow Common Lane where stabbing occured. Picture: MIKE BROOKEBow Common Lane where stabbing occured. Picture: MIKE BROOKE

They have now traced his next-of-kin following last Sunday night’s stabbing.

Police were called at 11.20pm when an injured 54-year-old man was found on the pavement outside a block of flats in Bow Common Lane.

The man had a head injury and a stab wound and was taken to hospital.

He told officers before going to hospital that another man was injured in the block.

Bow Common Lane cordoned off by police after double stabbing.  Picture: MIKE BROOKEBow Common Lane cordoned off by police after double stabbing. Picture: MIKE BROOKE

Officers then found the 60-year-old inside a flat in the block with stab a wound.

They gave first aid before an ambulance arrived, but the man died at 6am on Monday, before he could be taken to hospital.

Formal identification has now taken place. Mr Sinclair was from Bow and his next-of-kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination at Poplar Mortuary on Monday gave cause of death as stab wounds.

Flowers left where Keith Sinclair was stabbed. Picture: MIKE BROOKEFlowers left where Keith Sinclair was stabbed. Picture: MIKE BROOKE

Detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command are appealing for witnesses who may have been in Bow Common Lane at around 11.20 last Sunday night or anyone with information to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3734, by Twitter @MetCC, or anonymously Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or Crimestoppers online. No arrests have been made so far.

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