Murder probe after man stabbed to death

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A murder investigation has been launched after a 21-year-old man was stabbed to death.

Metropolitan Police officers were called to reports of a disturbance in Ropery Street in Bow, east London, at around 2.30am on Saturday.

They found the victim with stab wounds in nearby Eric Street.

He was treated at the scene by paramedics from London's Air Ambulance service before being taken to a hospital, where he died at 4.52am.

Scotland Yard said detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating and no arrests have been made.

The victim's next of kin have been told but formal identification has yet to take place.

A post-mortem examination is also to be arranged.