Detectives investigating the murder of a man following a stabbing in Waltham Forest are appealing for witnesses and information.

The investigation was launched after police were called to at around 23:51hrs on Thursday, 18 April to an address in South Birkbeck Road, E11 following reports of a fight in the property.

Officers attended and found a man suffering stab injuries. They provided emergency first aid alongside paramedics from the London Ambulance Service. Despite their efforts, the man, who is believed to be aged 33, sadly died at the scene.

His next of kin are yet to be informed and a post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

A 34-year-old man was arrested at the address on suspicion of murder and remains in custody at an east London police station.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Rogers, a homicide detective from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, leads the investigation and said:

“While a man has been arrested and our investigation is making progress, I am still keen to hear from anyone who lived in the local area and may have seen or heard anything that could help us.

“We have already spoken to a number of people as we piece together the events that led to this tragic incident. However, if you can assist our investigation then please get in contact.”

Chief Superintendent Dan Card, responsible for policing in Waltham Forest and Newham, said:

“I understand and share the shock that a violent incident like this will have on the local Leytonstone community. However, I want to reassure residents that an experienced team of specialist officers is already diligently working to established what happened.

“Residents will see an increased police presence in the area over coming days, including local officers. I would ask anyone with concerns to approach and talk to them, or alternatively speak with your local Safer Neighbourhoods team.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 8087/18Apr. You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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