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Murder investigation launched following one fatality in Hackney double stabbing

Scotland Yard said one man has been detained by officers and enquiries continue.

Police at the scene of the stabbing (Victoria Jones/PA)
Police at the scene of the stabbing (Victoria Jones/PA)

A murder investigation has been launched after a man died following a double stabbing in north-east London.

Officers were called to Hackney just before 2.45pm on Friday to reports of a man suffering stab injuries on Frampton Park Road.

The 29-year-old was taken to hospital but later died.

A youth worker who lives nearby, and gave her name as Hannah, said she went to school with the victim, adding that he was a “decent young man”.

She added: “It’s got to the point that the kids don’t value lives anymore. It’s just sad that this couldn’t have been prevented.”

Hannah said anti-social behaviour is common in the area.

Dean Saliba, 40, said he witnessed the scene when he arrived at a shop on the street.

“I turned up after. Someone in the shop said he was stabbed in the back as he ran to escape,” said Mr Saliba, from Bethnal Green.

“He was having a seizure when I arrived and there was a lot of blood.”

Mike Mukuna, pastor at the nearby UCKG help centre, was walking close to the scene in the immediate aftermath of the stabbing.

“When I arrived it just happened. He was just bleeding on the floor,” he said.

Mr Mukuna said locals had gathered around to help and had the man in the recovery position.

He said he could hear people say “place your hand on him” to stop the flow of blood.

“I could see his breath was getting shallow,” he said, adding: “I saw the blood coming out but because people were around I couldn’t see where it was coming from.”

Mr Mukuna said the emergency services arrived quickly, probably within a minute.

Shortly after police officers arrived on the scene, they were told about another man who had been stabbed in nearby Wilton Way.

The man, believed to be aged in his 20s, is in a stable condition in hospital.

Scotland Yard said one man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of GBH and remains in custody.

Police tape shut off a section of Frampton Park Road on Friday evening and within the cordon a police tent was erected in front of a shop, Frampton Food.

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Police tape shut off a section of Frampton Park Road on Friday evening (Victoria Jones/PA)

A red object, which looked like a towel or item of clothing, could be seen lying in the road in front of the tent.

A man who lives in Exbury House, opposite the shop, said: “It’s an estate isn’t it? What goes on goes on. It’s like all the estates.”

The man, who did not want to be named, said there was a stabbing on the same street three years ago.

Another woman who lives nearby, and who also did not want to be named, said she thought she saw the air ambulance landing in a nearby school car park.

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said its air ambulance was dispatched to deal with the first incident, adding: “We treated a person at the scene and took them to hospital as a priority.”

She said a second call was received relating to the Wilton Way incident just four minutes later.

“We sent a medic in a car, an incident response officer and an ambulance crew to the scene,” she said.

“We treated a man at the scene and took him to hospital.”

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