Murder hunt at Bethnal Green after man is stabbed outside York Hall

York Hall

York Hall - Credit: Archant

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information after a murder investigation was launched following a stabbing outside East London’s York Hall last night.

Bethnal Green Underground station

Bethnal Green Underground station - Credit: Archant

Police were called at 1030pm to a stabbing near Bethnal Green Underground station where a man was found collapsed on the forecourt of a petrol station in Cambridge Heath Road.

The 31-year-old man was taken by ambulance to the Royal London Hospital at Whitechapel with a stab wound to the chest.

But he died an hour later at 11.40pm. Police are waiting for informal identification, but believe they know who he was and next of kin have been informed.

Petrol station in Cambridge Heath Road where dying man was found stabbed [Google]

Petrol station in Cambridge Heath Road where dying man was found stabbed [Google] - Credit: Google

A full murder investigation has been launched today by detectives from the Met’s Homocide Command.

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The man who had been to a boxing event at York Hall was later involved in a fight afterwards in the street involving several people, Scotland Yard said this-evening.

He was later found in a pool of blood on the forecourt of a petrol station opposite York Hall and the V&A Children’s Museum.

York Hall

York Hall - Credit: Archant

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Detectives are keeping an open mind about any motive and are appealing for witnesses who were in Cambridge Heath Road or outside York Hall in Old Ford Road last night, or anyone with any information, to call the incident room on 020-8345 3715, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800-555111.

There have been no arrests so far, Scotland Yard says.

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