Man, 20, found stabbed to death at home in Plaistow

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A 20-year-old man has been found knifed to death in a “brutal attack” at a home in east London.

Police were called to Hudson Close, Plaistow following reports of a stabbing about 3.20pm on Tuesday.

Officers arrived at the residential address with paramedics and London’s air ambulance.

Despite their efforts, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene from his wounds.

Scotland Yard believe they know the man’s identity and informed his next of kin who will be supported by specialist officers.

Detectives said that the suspect had forced their way into the man’s home and stabbed him repeatedly before fleeing the scene on foot to Park Grove, before moving towards Chad Green.

Det Ch Insp Kelly Allen added: “The suspect was a black male, dressed in all black clothing.

“The attack was brutal, targeted and has devastated a family. I urge anyone who saw anything suspicious around the time of the murder to get in touch.

“No matter how insignificant you think your information might be, please make the call.

“Similarly, I am asking anyone who was driving in the area and has a dash-cam to check their footage for anything suspicious.”

Det Ch Supt Richard Tucker appealed to anyone living in the Newham area to speak to officers if they have any information about the suspect.

He said: “I know that this horrific incident will send shockwaves through our communities and I would like to reassure local people that we are doing all we can to support our homicide colleagues as they progress their investigation.

“A young man’s life has been ended in his own home, where he should have been safe. His family is now struggling to come to terms with their loss and my thoughts are with them today.

“The community can expect to see a more visible police presence in the area around Plaistow to provide reassurance and to make officers available to discuss any concerns that people may have – please do approach them as they make their patrols.”

There have been no arrests. A crime scene is in place.

Anyone with information should call police on call 101, quoting reference CAD 4484/19Apr, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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