Man in his 30s is stabbed to death in Greenwich ‘after fight outside bar’ as police launch murder investigation
- A man in his 30s died in hospital after being stabbed on Greenwich High Road
- British Transport Police are launching a murder investigation. No arrests have been made
- Trains running but not stopping at cordoned off Greenwich DLR station
A man in his 30s has been stabbed to death after an alleged fight outside a bar in south-east London.
He died in hospital shortly after police and paramedics rushed Greenwich High Road at 2.15am this morning.
British Transport Police have opened a murder investigation into the “shocking and brutal act of violence” near a bar in Greenwich.
The man’s family have been notified of his death and are being supported by specialist officers.
Trains run but do not stop at Greenwich DLR station which has been cordoned off with St Christopher’s Inn pub and hostel.
Trains are running but not stopping at Greenwich DLR station (police and cordon pictured) after a man in his 30s was stabbed
The cordon stays at the Novotel London Greenwich hotel at St Christopher’s Inn Greenwich, pictured, which is either from the underground station
Police were called around 2.15am on Sunday morning and found a man in his 30s who had been stabbed. Pictured: Met Police collecting evidence at the scene
The cord stays at the Novotel London Greenwich hotel to St Christopher’s Inn Greenwich, which is on either side of the tube station.
An investigation has been opened by the BTP who, according to the Met Police, have not made any arrests at this “early” stage.
Officers were present with the London Ambulance Service.
British Transport Police Detective Chief Inspector Steve May said: ‘This was a shocking and brutal act of violence which resulted in the tragic death of a man today.
“While we are at the start of our investigation, we believe this attack followed a fight near the entrance to Belushi’s bar on Greenwich High Road.
“Officers are working around the clock to locate the person responsible, and I urge anyone who may have witnessed what happened or the events leading up to it to contact us as soon as possible.
“Also, if you were driving in the area at the time, please check your dashboard images for anything untoward. Your information could be crucial for our investigation.
An urgent investigation is underway and the Met said there have been no arrests at this ‘early’ stage. Officers were present with the London Ambulance Service. Pictured: Police outside the Gourmet Bar, left, and the Novotel, right, in Greenwich High Road
Ivy Bainbridge, 88, told MyLondon it was ‘very scary’ and she was ‘shocked’ to open her blinds at 8am to see the scene below.
She added: “We are all elderly and live alone. It’s scary.
‘The pub is open until 2am and they have loud music. It’s important to us here. I feel as safe as can be, we have double locking doors and emergency pull ropes.
His family have been notified of his death and they are being supported by Met Police officers. Pictured: Greenwich High Road Police
Margaret Paine, 80, told MyLondon: “It’s very unusual. I woke up at half past 5 and I just couldn’t believe what I saw. Beyond that, I didn’t heard nothing.
Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact the police.
Southeastern Railway in an update at 10:45 a.m. said the train was still not departing from that station.
Southeastern, Thameslink and DLR services are not all calling Greenwich until further notice.