Murder probe after man dies in Ilford street stabbing

Scene of the incident: Richmond Road junction with Albert Road (Picture: Google Street View)

Scene of the incident: Richmond Road junction with Albert Road (Picture: Google Street View) - Credit: Archant

A man in his late 50s has died after a street stabbing in Ilford.

Police said a murder investigation had been launched following the attack in the early hours of this morning.

Officers were called shortly after 3.30am to Richmond Road, at the junction with Albert Road and found the man suffering from a stab injury. He died four hours later in hospital.

A 30-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, but later further arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody.

Det Ch Insp Russell Taylor said: “I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the stabbing, or the build up to the incident to contact us.

“We know that a number of people were at a party at a nearby address and it is possible that they saw something of importance.

“We are particularly keen to speak with anyone who attended that event who is yet to come forward.”

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The victim has not been formally identified and next of kin are yet to be informed, police said.

Contact the Incident Room on 020 8721 4868, dial 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with any information.