Tower Hamlets murder
A man has died after he was stabbed at Huddleston Close in Tower Hamlets, East LondonGoogle Maps

Scotland Yard has launched a murder investigation after a pensioner was killed and two children were stabbed at Huddleston Close in east London.

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 6.51pm on 23 August after paramedics radioed for assistance from the address in Tower Hamlets. Officers attended the scene and found five people suffering from various injures.

A two-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl were found with serious stab injuries. A 13-year-old boy was found with minor injuries. All three were taken to an East London hospital where they currently remain in a stable condition.

A 79-year-old man was found with stab wounds. He was taken to an East London hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after 10pm. A 31-year-old man was found with self-inflicted injuries and was taken to an East London hospital where he remains in a stable condition. He has been arrested by detectives on suspicion of murder. Following treatment for his injuries he will be released from hospital and taken to a London police station for questioning. Police are not seeking any other persons in connection with this incident.

Formal identification and a post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course. Next of kin have been informed. Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating and a Met Police statement said officers "retain an open mind regarding motive".