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Murder investigation launched after man stabbed to death in east London

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A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed to death in east London.

Police were called to Alexia Square, near Crossharbour DLR station in Poplar, shortly after 6pm on Friday.

A man, believed to have been in his late teens or early 20s, was found with stab wounds.

Despite emergency services carrying out first aid the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second man, believed to be in his late teens, was rushed to hospital by London Ambulance Service.

A crime scene is in place and no arrests have been made, the Metropolitan Police said.

It comes just two days after a teenager was stabbed to death in south London.

Police pictured at the scene in Poplar

A murder investigation is underway following a stabbing in Poplar (Picture: UKNIP)

A crime scene remains in place in Poplar

A crime scene remains in place in Poplar today (Picture: UKNIP)

Officers were called to Seeley Drive in Dulwich at around 6.30pm on Wednesday and found an 18-year-old man suffering from stab wounds.

Despite medical attention from London Ambulance Service paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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