Man stabbed in East London
The man was found bleeding heavily on the forecourt of a BP petrol pumpGoogle

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death near a Tube station in East London. Officers were called to a BP garage near Bethnal Green underground station at the junction of Old Ford Road and Cambridge Heath Road, at 22:35 BST on Friday (29 July) following reports of a stabbing.

It's believed the man has been stabbed in the chest, as eye-witnesses reported seeing a 'massive' amount of blood outside the garage. One witness told Mail Online: "I was travelling past on the bus and saw this massive crowd of people and flashing lights at the petrol station.

"You could see a man just lying there on the petrol station forecourt, surrounded by police and paramedics. It was really horrific, actually. There were massive puddles of blood and everything."

The stabbing victim was rushed to hospital, but was pronounced dead an hour later. It's thought he attended a boxing event at York Hall on Old Ford Road before an 'altercation' took place, involving several people.

Detectives said a motive for the killing is not immediately clear and have issued an appeal for witnesses.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: 'Police were called at 10.35pm to reports of a person stabbed outside Bethnal Green station. A man in his 30s was taken to hospital with stab wounds to his chest. He was pronounced dead around 11.39pm. Next of kin have not been informed and formal identification awaits. Enquiries into the stabbing are ongoing."

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information should ring the incident room on 020 8345 3715, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via Crimestoppers-uk.org.