Emergency services raced to Lea Bridge Road in Walthamstow just after 5pm and found two men with knife injuries. One of the men was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses reported lots of police activity in the area. One tweeted: “I was shocked when officer said it was a stabbing.”
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Officers were called to Lea Bridge Road, E17 at 17.20pm on Wednesday 17 March to reports of a stabbing. Officers and the London Ambulance service (LAS) attended.
“A male – no further details – was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Whilst at the scene, a second victim was identified.
“He is reported to have severe cuts to his hands.
“Road closures are in place in the area. No arrest has been made. Enquiries are ongoing.”
Transport for London said a number of bus services had been diverted as a result of the police operation.
Motorists have been advised to avoid the areas as the busy Lea Bridge Road is closed in both directions.
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