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Romford stabbing: Police appealing for witnesses after murder investigation launched

PUBLISHED: 08:02 19 May 2017 | UPDATED: 08:20 19 May 2017

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

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

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Murder detectives are appealing for information after a 20-year-old man was stabbed to death in The Brewery shopping centre’s car park yesterday.

Police were called to reports of a stabbing in Waterloo Road, Romford, at 4.35pm.

Chaos reigned in The Brewery as officers put the shopping centre on lockdown.

A man suffering knife wounds was rushed to an east London hospital, however he sadly he died within an hour.

Officers believe they know who the deceased is, however they await a formal identification.

The next of kin has been informed, and a post-mortem will be scheduled in due course.

Det Insp Jason Prendergast said “This incident happened at a busy time of day, in a busy area of Romford, so we believe there are a large number of potential witnesses we are keen to speak to.

“The victim was found in the car park at end of the shopping centre next to the cinema and restaurants, and we are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident.”

Any witnesses, or anyone with any information, can contact police via 101, or by tweeting @MetCC.

To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

A short while after the incident four men were arrested, not far from scene, on suspicion of murder.

They have been taken into custody at separate east London police stations.

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