A woman in her 20s has been stabbed to death in east London – as police launch an investigation.
Police found the victim with serious injuries and she was rushed to hospital where she later died.
Officers are now trying to establish her identity and inform her next of kin.
A crime scene has been established and Barking Road has been shut in both directions between Denmark Arms and East Ham library.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 213/19Mar, Tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The Met Police said in a statement: "Police were called at 00:44hrs on Thursday, 19 March, to a report of a woman with stab injuries at Altmore Avenue/Barking Road, E6.
"Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service and found a woman in her twenties with serious injuries.
"She was taken to hospital by LAS where she later died."
Earlier this month, multiple people were stabbed in an attack in east London.
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Police were called to the scene on Manston Court off Thornbury Way in Walthamstow, east London, on March 12.
Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service shortly after 9pm.
Earlier, residents heard a police helicopter flying over the area.
Sky News reported that four teenagers had been stabbed and seven detained following the incident.
The arrests made cover offences such as violent disorder, affray, and possession of an offensive weapon.
All of the victims are believed to be aged 15 or 16.
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