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A man has died following a double stabbing near a nigthclub in east London in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Officers were called to an east London hospital at around 4.30am where two men had turned up with knife wounds following an incident in Hackney Wick.
A 26-year-old man later died from his injuries. Police have named him as Trei Daley, from Bromley, south London. The second man, aged 24, has been discharged from hospital.
The Metropolitan Police said that a post-mortem examination will be arranged for Mr Daley in due course and his family has been informed. No arrests have been made.
DCI Jim Eastwood of the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “Firstly, I want to express my most sincere sympathies to Trei’s family.
“They are being supported by specialist officers, and a dedicated team of detectives will be doing everything possible to bring to justice whoever was responsible for this tragic killing.
“Our enquiries have established that Trei was stabbed near to the Colour Factory nightclub in Queen’s Yard, which is just off White Post Lane in Hackney Wick.
“This area was still busy at around 4am to 4.30am on Saturday morning. Were you there? Did you witness some sort of fight or confrontation? Did you see or hear anything suspicious?
“Officers have already spoken with a number of people who were in the area, and I am grateful for their assistance. But there will be others who saw or heard something, and I need those people to come forward and speak with detectives.”
Matt Kruzynski, who works at a bar which has been closed amid the investigation, said he was shocked to hear about the incident happening in the “family friendly area” which has “changed a lot” for the better in recent years.
Speaking beside the police cordon on White Post Lane, he told the PA news agency: “Hackney Wick is my local drinking spot, I spend a lot of time here.
“I have always felt very safe here. Nothing like this has ever happened while I’ve worked in Hackney Wick.
“The area has a bad reputation because of how it used to be, but it has changed a lot.
“Even at one or two in the morning after finishing work, I’ve never felt worried about walking home by myself.
“This is a very family friendly area. It’s normal to see people pushing prams or taking their dogs for a walk at midnight.”
Anyone with information should contact police via 101 quoting ref 1222/11feb, or Crimestoppers to get in touch anonymously.