A man has died in Hackney after he was stabbed in the early hours of Boxing Day.

The Metropolitan Police were called at 3.10am today (December 26) to reports of the incident in Cranwood Street, Shoreditch.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a man- believed to be aged 49 by the police- with stab injuries.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Met Police said enquiries are still ongoing to inform his next of kin.

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Officers have arrested two men aged 49 and 42, and two women aged 35 and 44 on suspicion of his murder. They currently remain in custody.

A crime scene is still in place at the location and enquiries into the circumstances are being carried out.

Police have urged anyone with information to contact them on 101 quoting CAD669/26Dec. Anonymous tips can be sent to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.