Hackney stabbing: Man found knifed to death as police launch fifth murder probe after week of bloodshed

Sean Morrison
Hackney: The man was found stabbed to death in Towpath Walk: Google

A man has been found stabbed to death near the River Lea in a week of bloodshed in London.

Scotland Yard launched its fifth murder probe this week after a man was found with fatal stab wounds in Towpath Walk, Hackney, on Sunday morning.

The victim, 42, suffered multiple stab wounds in the attack. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 8.45am.

A man, 30, has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection to the fatal stabbing.

Murder investigations: Police at the scene of a fatal shooting in Enfield on Saturday (@lustak1)

It comes after detectives launched a separate murder investigation on the same day when a man was found dead at a house in Hounslow shortly after 11am.

And a young man died after being shot and stabbed in the street in another incident in Enfield on Saturday. Another man is in serious condition in hospital following the attack.

A 14-year-old was left with “life-changing” injuries after a shooting outside Seven Sisters tube station on Tuesday.

Shooting: the scene of an attack in Seven Sisters, north London (Twitter/@999London)

And on Wednesday night an 18-year-old man was stabbed in Chadwell Heath, becoming the seventh teen stabbed to death in the capital this year.

On the same evening, but in a separate incident, a 20-year-old man was shot dead in Walthamstow.

A police cordon remained in place in Hackney as officers continued to investigate the stabbing near the River Lea on Sunday.

Police are in the process of informing his next of kin.

Scotland Yard in statement said: “A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to a north London police station for questioning.

“Enquiries continue. A crime scene remains in place.

“The Homicide and Major Crime Command are leading the investigation.”

Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting CAD 2020/18March or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. You can also tweet information to police via @MetCC.