A murder investigation is underway following a stabbing in Hackney.

Police were called at approximately 03:10hrs on Tuesday, 26 December, to reports of a stabbing in Cranwood Street, EC1.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found a man – believed aged 49 – suffering stab injuries. Despite their efforts, the victim died as a result of their injuries.

Enquiries are ongoing to inform his next of kin.

Four people – two men aged 49 and 42 and two women aged 35 and 44 – have been arrested on suspicion of murder; they remain in custody.

A crime scene remains in place at the location.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or ‘X’ @MetCC and quote CAD669/26Dec. You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.