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'Murder suspect' arrests: Man dies in Whitechapel stabbing at a party with three others wounded

PUBLISHED: 08:29 25 November 2019 | UPDATED: 12:59 26 November 2019

20-year-old stabbed to death in Whitechapel. Picture: Met Police

20-year-old stabbed to death in Whitechapel. Picture: Met Police

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Detectives are appealing for witnesses after four people were stabbed in a fight at a party in Whitechapel on Saturday morning where one man died.

Whitechapel... scene of fatal stabbing Saturday morning in Buckle Street luxury tower block, November 23, 2019. Picture: GoogleWhitechapel... scene of fatal stabbing Saturday morning in Buckle Street luxury tower block, November 23, 2019. Picture: Google

Police were called to a luxury flat in a tower block in Buckle Street, behind Whitechapel High Street, at 08.45am where four men were found with stab wounds.

Emergency paramedics from the Royal London Hospital battled for an hour to save the life of one of the stab victims, but the 27-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene at 9.40am.

"He had injuries that ended his life after a fight that broke out at a house party," Det Insp Will White said. "Three others also had knife wounds, but were not life-threatening."

A crime scene was later set up by detectives from the Met's Specialist Crime Command.

Buckle Street... police appeal for witnesses to a fight where man dies and three others are wounded. Picture: GoogleBuckle Street... police appeal for witnesses to a fight where man dies and three others are wounded. Picture: Google

Six men all in their 20s have since been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder and are currently in custody.

Two were arrested at time, on suspicion of GBH, with another four arrested later when more serious allegations were made, Scotland Yard has confirmed.

A seventh man aged 26 is currently in hospital with injuries from the incident.

Det Insp White added: "We want to hear from anyone who was at the party in Buckle Street on Saturday — even if they think they have nothing to offer. They may have information that confirms what we have been told, or something that is vital to the investigation."

Anyone with information is being urged to call the Incident Room on 020- 8721 4054, call 101 quoting 2060/23NOV, Tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111.

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