Canning Town murder: Man, 21, stabbed to death at off licence in east London

Fiona Simpson
Murder scene: A 21-year-old man was stabbed to death at an off licence in Freemasons Road, Canning Town: Twitter/@Holly_chestie

A 21-year-old man has been stabbed to death at an off licence in east London.

Metropolitan Police officers found the victim suffering knife wounds inside the shop, in Freemasons Road, Canning Town, around 3.30pm on Sunday.

Three men, all aged in their 20s, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

They are currently being held at an east London police station.

Police cordon: Emergency services at Freemasons Road, Canning Town (Twitter/@Holly_chestie)

Images taken at the scene showed forensic officers working behind a large police cordon.

A blue forensics tent was also erected outside the shop.

Murder scene: Forensic officers outside an off licence where a 21-year-old man was stabbed to death in Freemasons Road, Canning Town (Barney Davis)

A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: “Next of kin have been informed.

“Formal identification awaits. A post mortem examination will be held in due course.”

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC) are investigating.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact the HMCC on 020 8345 1570 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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