Stabbing victim named

The victim of a fatal stabbing in Leyton, London, has been named by police.

Although formal identification has not yet taken place, detectives are confident the victim is David Martinez, aged 26, (pictured), a Spanish national.

A murder investigation was launched after police were called to North Birkbeck Road, E11, at 4:26pm on Wednesday, 6 March, following reports of a stabbing.

Officers, London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance attended and found a man suffering from knife injuries.

Mr Martinez died at the scene at 5:10pm. His next of kin has been informed.

At this early stage, it is believed the fatal attack on the man took place at a nearby residential address. The victim then left the scene before collapsing in the street. It is believed the victim and suspect were known to each other.

The incident is not believed to be gang-related.

A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

The Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating and appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is urge to call police via 101 quoting CAD 5145/6 March or Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.

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