Murder investigation underway after man stabbed near Greenwich station – London
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Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed in Greenwich in the early hours of Sunday 1 May.
Officers from British Transport Police and the Metropolitan Police were called to Greenwich High Road at 2.15am following reports of a stabbing.
They quickly attended alongside paramedics from the London Ambulance Service and a man in his thirties was taken to hospital where he very sadly died a short time later.
His family have been informed, and detectives from British Transport Police will be leading the investigation.
A 29-year-old man from Lewisham was arrested on suspicion of murder on Sunday 1 May at a residential address. He has been released from with no further action taken against him.
A second man, aged 37 from Greenwich, was arrested this morning (2 May) in connection with the murder and remains in custody.
Detective Chief Inspector Steve May said: “This was a shocking and brutal act of violence which has resulted in a man tragically losing his life today.
“While we are at an early stage of our investigation, we believe this attack followed a fight close to the entrance of Belushi’s bar on Greenwich High Road.
“Officers are working tirelessly to locate the person responsible, and I would urge anyone who may have witnessed what happened or the events leading up to it to get in touch with us as soon as possible.
“Likewise, if you were driving in the area at the time please check your dash com footage for anything untoward. Your information could be crucial to our investigation.
“Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact us by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 108 of 01/05/22.
"Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”