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Murder hunt launched in Shoreditch after man is stabbed in Kingsland Road

PUBLISHED: 12:00 24 November 2018 | UPDATED: 10:20 26 November 2018

Murder hunt lanched after Shoreditch stabbing. Picture: MPS

Murder hunt lanched after Shoreditch stabbing. Picture: MPS

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A murder investigation has opened following a stabbing in the street in Shoreditch believed to have started with a brawl in a nightclub.

Murder scene in Kingsland Road, corner of Waterson Street, where man was stabbed. Picture: GoogleMurder scene in Kingsland Road, corner of Waterson Street, where man was stabbed. Picture: Google

Police raced to Kingsland Road, on the corner of Waterson Street, following a 999 call early today where a 26-year-old man was found with severe knife wounds.

Paramedics from the Air Ambulance service arrived from Whitechapel and treated him at the scene, then took him to hospital in a critical condition. But he died a few hours later.

He was attacked following a night out at the Rolling Stock bar in Kingsland Road. A fight broke out which police believe spilled out onto the street when the bar closed at 6.30am.

Formal identification is being made, but his family have been informed, Scotland Yard confirmed.

Rolling Stock nightclub under East London Line railway bridge in Kingsland Road where Zakaria Ali spent the evening. Picture: GoogleRolling Stock nightclub under East London Line railway bridge in Kingsland Road where Zakaria Ali spent the evening. Picture: Google

A post-mortem examination is due to take place. A crime scene remains in place with temporary road closures. No arrests have been made.

A witness appeal has been started by the Met’s Homicide Command for anyone who was in the Rolling Stock Bar or in the area around 6.30am today or has information to dial 101, quoting CAD 1802/24Nov, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 (crimestoppers-uk.org/)

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