Detectives believe a group of young men were involved in an altercation at the station
Police found two men suffering from knife wounds in Alexia Square, near Crossharbour DLR station, at around 6pm on Friday, 10 July.
Paramedics provided a 19-year-old with first aid but despite their efforts he was pronounced dead at the scene.
His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained family liaison officers.
A second man was treated for stab wounds before being taken to hospital where he remains for treatment.
“This was a shocking act of violence in broad daylight, which has seen a man tragically lose his life and another in hospital with serious injuries,” said Detective Superintendent Gareth Williams.
“While we are at the early stages of our investigation, we believe a group of young men were involved in an altercation at the station, before two of the men received stab wounds.
“We are doing all we can to find those responsible, and I would urge any witnesses, or anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious to contact us as soon as possible.
“Please text BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 424 of 10/07/20. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
There will be more uniformed patrols in the Crossharbour area in the coming days.
No arrests have been made.
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