Epping New Road, where the victim was found (credit: Google Maps)
A man, aged in his 30s was found with stab wounds in Epping Road, near the Wake Arms roundabout, at around 8pm last night.
He later passed away in hospital.
Time 107.5 understands the victim to be Stephen Morrisson, the brother of rapper Jon Morrisson.
His identity is yet to be confirmed by police but Jon has posted a tribute on social media.
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Rest in peace my brother my friend my twin stevo I’m gonna miss you bro. No words can explain this pain. I’m thankful for everything you done for me and our family. We ain’t no angels but you didn’t deserve to go out like that and Im thankful I got to bump into you on Father’s Day and cuddle you and tell you I love you & say good bye ? RiptheZeroLboss
Essex Police was initially investigating the incident.
But tonight, in a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: “It is suggested the victim was attacked in an area within the Met’s jurisdiction.”
The location where Mr Morrisson was found is around four miles from the Greater London border, but it has not been revealed where they believe the attack took place.
“Enquiries continue into the circumstances and detectives are keeping an open mind as to any motive.
“A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room 0208 345 3715 or Crimestoppers.
Enquiries continue into the death of a man found injured in #Epping yesterday.
It’s now believed he’d been assaulted outside of the area covered by Essex Police.
We’ve liaised with @metpoliceuk & they’ve now taken the lead for the investigation.
Any info call them on 101. https://t.co/KzuJigwhQn
— Essex Police (@EssexPoliceUK) June 24, 2020
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