A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed to death in Leyton.

Police were called to Lea Bridge Road shortly before 3pm yesterday afternoon (July 3) to reports of a stabbing.

Officers attended the incident, as well as London Ambulance Service (LAS) and London’s Air Ambulance.

A 33-year-old man died at the scene. A LAS spokesperson said he was subsequently taken to hospital “by a third party”.

The victim’s next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Formal identification has not yet taken place, but a post-mortem examination will take place “in due course”.

A knife has been recovered by police, and a crime scene remains in place in Lea Bridge Road between Vicarage Road and Melbourne Road.

No arrests have been made but police enquiries continue.

LAS sent ambulance crews, a paramedic in a fast response car and London’s Air Ambulance to the incident.

Confirming yesterday afternoon that a man had died in Lea Bridge Road, Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy condemned the “heinous attack”.

In a post to X, she added: “I urge everyone…to refrain from speculating as a way of respecting his family who are deeply grieving their loss.”

Detective Chief Inspector Linda Bradley said that her team is working “around the clock” to establish exactly what happened.

She urged any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage at the time of the attack to come forward.

Acting Superintendent Jack Callaghan added: “Our thoughts are with this man’s family and friends as they struggle to come to terms with their loss.

“We know that this violent attack will have caused a lot of concern in the local community, and we share that concern.

“You can expect to see officers in the area over the coming days and I would encourage you to speak with them.

“We are doing everything we can to support the investigation in order to find the person responsible.”

Anyone with information has been urged to call police on 101 quoting reference CAD 4049/06Jul.