À murder investigation is under way following a stabbing in Hackney.

Police were called at approximately 03:10hrs on Tuesday, 26 December to reports of a stabbing in Cranwood Street, EC1.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended a found a man – believed aged 49 – suffering stab injuries. Despite their efforts, the victim died as a result of their injuries.

Enquiries are ongoing to inform his next of kin.

Four people – two men aged 49 and 42 and two women aged 35 and 44 – have been arrested on suspicion of murder; they remain in custody.

A crime scene remain in place at the location.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or ‘X’ @MetCC and quote CAD669/26Dec. You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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