Man, 20, dies in hospital after 'being stabbed by boy, 17' in southeast London – the capital's 119th murder of 2019

  • Police called to Bexley at 2.48pm yesterday where 20-year-old man was knifed
  • He later died in hospital at 5.27pm with formal identification yet to take place 
  • Teenage boy and another man stabbed in separate incidents in Tottenham  

A 20-year-old man has died after being 'stabbed in the chest' in south east London.

Officers were called to reports of a fight on a street in Bexley at 2.48pm, where they found the man with a stab wound.

He was rushed to hospital in east London, but was confirmed to have died at 5.27pm.

Formal identification has yet to be conducted but his family has been informed, police said.

Forensic scientists were spotted taking evidence from the scene tonight beside a car crash, although it is not known if this is related to the stabbing. 

A 20-year-old man has died after being 'stabbed in the chest' in broad daylight in south east London, becoming the 119th murder in the capital this year

A 20-year-old man has died after being 'stabbed in the chest' in broad daylight in south east London, becoming the 119th murder in the capital this year

A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection to the incident and taken into custody.

A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: 'A 20-year-old man was found suffering from a stab injury to his chest. He was taken to an east London hospital, where he died at 17:27hrs.

'His next of kin are aware. Formal identification awaits. A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.'

Elsewhere in the capital, a teenage boy and a man were stabbed in separate incidents in Tottenham.  

Officers were called to Sycamore Gardens, Tottenham, at 10.18pm yesterday to reports of a stabbing.

They attended and found a teenage boy with stab injuries. He was treated at the scene and taken by London Ambulance Service to hospital. His condition is not known.

Soon afterwards, at 10.41pm, officers were called to Herbert Road, Tottenham, where they found a man in his 20s with stab injuries. 

Forensic scientists were spotted taking evidence from the scene tonight beside a car crash, although it is not known if this is related to the stabbing

Forensic scientists were spotted taking evidence from the scene tonight beside a car crash, although it is not known if this is related to the stabbing

A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: 'A 20-year-old man was found suffering from a stab injury to his chest. He was taken to an east London hospital, where he died at 17:27hrs'

A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: 'A 20-year-old man was found suffering from a stab injury to his chest. He was taken to an east London hospital, where he died at 17:27hrs'

Paramedics treated him at the scene and took him to hospital. His condition was not immediately known.

Crime scenes were put in place on Sycamore Gardens and Herbert Road.

MPS Haringey have put a section 60 order in place until 1pm on Monday. 

The death in Bexley marks the 119th murder in the capital this year, after two deaths on Thursday and a spate of three killings within 24 hours in late September.

Earlier today police rushed to a butchers in Tottenham following reports of a double stabbing.

Officers and London Ambulance Service arrived at West Green Halal Meat and Groceries store on West Green Road to find two males aged 40 and 29 suffering from stab injuries, and a third male having been assaulted.

Earlier today officers were called to a butchers on West Green Road, in Tottenham, at 9.35am and found two men stabbed, and a third having been assaulted

Earlier today officers were called to a butchers on West Green Road, in Tottenham, at 9.35am and found two men stabbed, and a third having been assaulted

Two men have been rushed to hospital after a double stabbing in a butcher's shop in a broad daylight in north London

Two men have been rushed to hospital after a double stabbing in a butcher's shop in a broad daylight in north London 

The injured men were taken to hospital but were not deemed to be in life-threatening conditions and no arrests were made.      

An investigation into the stabbing in Bexley continues. 

Anyone who has information that could assist police is asked to call 101 ref CAD 4418/13 Oct.   

Man, 20, dies after 'being stabbed by boy, 17' in southeast London

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