Man Dies After Ilford Stabbing

Met Police are investigating after a 29-year-old died in Ilford early on Saturday morning.

Detectives are now appealing for witnesses after the stabbing at a Shell petrol station on Ley Street.

Police and the London Ambulance Service were called to the petrol station at 3.17am on Saturday morning and found the man suffering stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No-one has been arrested and police say they are open to any motive.

Officers are looking for two women who they believe got out of a car at the scene, next to The Bell pub, while the stabbing was taking place.

Police believe they know the identity of the deceased, but are awaiting formal identification and confirmation that next of kin have been informed before releasing his name.

A post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course, the force said.

Detective Chief Inspector John Sandlin said: "I am keen to hear from anyone who saw a blue Ford Focus, registration number EJ57 OED, in the Ilford area on Friday, November 2, or in the early hours of Saturday morning.

"We believe that two women got out of the Ford Focus while the altercation was occurring. I need to trace those women.

"I also wish to speak with anyone who had been in The Bell pub that evening as well as anyone who saw the altercation at the Shell petrol station."

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