/Three men die in street after triple stabbing in East London

Three men die in street after triple stabbing in East London

THREE men have died following a triple stabbing in north east London.

The Metropolitan Police have launched a murder probe following the gruesome triple slaughter in Seven Kings, Ilford.

 Harrowing footage from the scene shows a man lying in a pool of blood

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Harrowing footage from the scene shows a man lying in a pool of blood
 Police at the scene confirmed all three men were dead

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Police at the scene confirmed all three men were deadCredit: UKNIP

Police said in a statement all three men were confirmed dead at the scene.

Emergency services were called to the triple stabbing on Elmstead Road around 7.30 this evening.

The victims are said to be in their twenties and thirties.

Formal IDs on the tragic three are still being confirmed, with police working to notify next of kin as soon as possible.

Chief Superintendent Steve Clayman, Commander of the Met’s East Area BCU said: “While enquiries into this tragic incident are at an early stage, this is likely to be a triple homicide investigation.

“I must retain an open mind as to any motive as we are in the early stages of establishing the full circumstances”.

There are currently no arrests.

Harrowing footage from the scene shows one man lying in a pool of blood.

Speaking to Sun Online, the witness who tweeted the clip said: “I was on my way to work and I spotted a group of people standing round these men on the floor.

 A forensic officer pictured at the scene in Ilford

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A forensic officer pictured at the scene in IlfordCredit: UKNIP

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“They were all lying, a few steps apart and covered in blood.

“There was one man staring, eyes to the floor and not moving soaked in blood”.

He added that one man appeared to have multiple gashes to his stomach, and one in his throat.

He continued: “I saw a few guys running away from the scene and a man carrying a cricket bat”.

Wadi told Sun Online he alerted police of the man carrying the bat who then pursued him.

He added the cricket bat was thrown to the floor, where it appeared to have blood on it – but it’s unclear whether the blood was from the men who had been stabbed.

Kami Rai, Deputy Leader of Redbridge Council tweeted: “Horrific, 3 men stabbed in Seven Kings / Goodmayes area.

“Knife crime is becoming all too common, we need a national strategy and more police resource now”.

Labour MP for Ilford South, Sam Tarry tweeted he was “heartbroken” at the news of the triple stabbing.

He wrote: “My heart goes out to the victims families.”.

Anyone with information is asked to alert police on 101, quoting CAD6374/19JAN or @CrimestoppersUK 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 The Met say an investigation has been launched

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The Met say an investigation has been launchedCredit: UKNIP
 Formal identification of the three victims is underway

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Formal identification of the three victims is underwayCredit: UKNIP
 Police were called to Elmstead Road in east London

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Police were called to Elmstead Road in east LondonCredit: Google
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