Man, 20, dies after stabbing in Romford shopping centre

PUBLISHED: 17:59 18 May 2017 | UPDATED: 18:40 18 May 2017

A man has been stabbed in the Brewery. Picture: Google

A man has been stabbed in the Brewery. Picture: Google


A man has died and four people have been arrested following a stabbing in The Brewery Shopping Centre car park this afternoon.

The victim, believed to be 20-years-old, was found in the car park, in Waterloo Road, Romford, by a passer by who reportedly treated the man with CPR until an ambulance arrived.

A spokesman for the Met Police confirmed they were called at 4.35pm to reports of a stabbing and said the victim was taken to an east London hospital where he died at 5.33pm.

Four men have since been arrested close to the scene on suspicion of murder and have been taken to separate police stations.

Next-of-kin are yet to be notified and formal identification and a post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

Detectives from Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.

After the stabbing police kept the Brewery on lockdown, with no one allowed to go in or out.

Police are appealing for information. To give it anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit

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