Southwark: Dad Stabbed to Death

Met Police believe a man stabbed to death in Southwark was a case of mistaken identity

Police are hunting a gang of "hoodies" after a man was stabbed to death outside a pub.

Christopher Foster was attacked while having a cigarette with a male friend in an alleyway outside St Christopher's Inn in Borough High Street in Southwark, central London.

Witnesses said they saw seven suspects wearing hooded clothing carrying baseball bats and at least one knife.

Emergency services were alerted to the stabbing at about 11.45pm on Friday.

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Mr Foster was taken to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, east London, where he died at 1.05am on Saturday.

The unmarried 34-year-old, who had a four-year-old daughter, lived in Walworth, southeast London.

He worked in administration for a firm of lawyers.

A post-mortem examination will be held at Greenwich Public Mortuary later today.

Detective Chief Inspector John Sandlin said: "I am keen to identify a group of males who were seen running from St Christopher's Inn along Borough High Street towards Elephant and Castle immediately after the stabbing."

Witnesses or anyone with information can call the incident room on 020 8345 3865, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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