Man in his 30s is stabbed to death in Greenwich ‘after a fight outside a bar’ as police launch murder investigation
- Man in his 30s died in hospital after being stabbed on Greenwich High Road
- British Transport Police launch murder investigation. No arrests have been made
- Trains are running but not stopping at cordoned-off Greenwich DLR station
A man in his 30s has been stabbed to death after an alleged fight outside a bar in south east London.
He died in hospital shortly after police and paramedics rushed to Greenwich High Road at 2.15am this morning.
British Transport Police have launched a murder investigation into the ‘shocking and brutal act of violence’ close to a bar in Greenwich.
The man’s family have been told of his death and they are being supported by specialist officers.
Trains are running but not stopping at the Greenwich DLR station which has been cordoned off along with pub and hostel St Christopher’s Inn.
Trains are running but not stopping at the Greenwich DLR station (police and cordon pictured) after a man in his 30s was stabbed
The cordon remains at the hotel Novotel London Greenwich to St Christopher’s Inn Greenwich, which sits either side of the tube station.
An investigation has been launched by the BTP who the Met Police said have made no arrest at this ‘early’ stage.
Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service.
British Transport Police 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.
An urgent investigation is under way and the Met said there has been no arrest at this ‘early’ stage. Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service. Pictured: Police in front of Gourmet Bar, left, and Novotel, right, in Greenwich High Road
Ivy Bainbridge, 88, told MyLondon it is ‘very frightening’ and she was ‘shocked’ to open her blinds at 8am to see the scene below.
She added: ‘We are all elderly and live on our own. It’s frightening.
‘The pub is open until 2am and they have loud music. This is big for us here. I feel as safe as we can be, we have double locked doors and emergency pull chords.’
His family have been told of his death and they are being supported by officers from the Met Police. Pictured: Police at Greenwich High Road
Margaret Paine, 80, told MyLondon: ‘It’s very unusual. I got up at half 5 and just could not believe what I saw. Beyond that I didn’t hear anything.’
Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to get in touch with police.
Southeastern Railway in an update at 10.45am said train are still not running from this station.
Southeastern, Thameslink and DLR services are all not calling at Greenwich until further notice.
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