Barnfield Road in Plumstead
A man was stabbed to death at Barnfield Road in PlumsteadGoogle Maps

Scotland Yard detectives are looking for as many as eight men seen running from Barnfield Road in Plumstead, South East London, after a man was stabbed to death there.

Police were called to the scene by paramedics from the London Ambulance Service at 6.24pm on Monday (10 August) after reports of a stabbing. Officers and medics attended the incdent and found a 24-year-old man suffering from stab wounds.

He was taken by air ambulance to an East London hospital, where he later died at 8.18pm. Formal identification and a post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

Detectives are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the stabbing who may have seen up to eight men, described as "black youths", running from the scene. They are also keen to hear from anyone who witnessed an argument that took place nearby between a group of men earlier in the day.

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue. Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the incident room on 020 8721 4868 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.