Woodford Green stabbing: Murder investigation launched after man repeatedly knifed at party

A man, believed to be in his 30s, was repeatedly knifed at a venue when a brawl broke out just after midnight in Woodford Green

A murder probe has been launched after a man was stabbed to death during a fight at a party in the early hours of Friday morning.

A man, believed to be in his 30s, was repeatedly knifed at a venue when a brawl broke out just after midnight in Woodford Green, Redbridge.

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Paramedics rushed to the area and found the man suffering from stab wounds. They tried to save the victim, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

No arrests have yet been made and the area around the party is still cordoned off, the Met Police said.

Detectives launched a murder investigation and a post-mortem is due to be held to determine the official cause of death.

Police said a large number of revellers were at the event in Chigwell Road when the fight broke out at around 12.10am.

Det Ch Insp Laurence Smith of the Met Police today called for anyone who saw what happened to come forward.

He said: “This man was attacked at a party and we know that a large number of people would have been in attendance.

“I would urge anyone who is yet to speak with us to come forward and let us know what you saw.

“It is possible that events leading up to the stabbing, and perhaps the murder itself, were captured on people’s phones.

“Please take a look and call us. It is vital that we establish what happened.”

Officers are still trying to track down the victim’s family to tell them about the tragedy, the Met Police added.

Anyone with information can contact the police incident room on 020 8345 3985 or via 101 quoting reference CAD 66/03Jun or anonymously call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.