A man was stabbed to death during a party at the home of the former world heavyweight boxing champion Herbie Hide near Norwich on Sunday.

A murder investigation has been launched after police were called to the scene of crime in Bawburgh, Norwich. The man in his twenties, who has not yet been identified, was said to have been stabbed three times in his chest. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

More than 300 people were said to have been present at the party. Officers spoke to more than 100 people at the party and will question each one of those who were present at the party.

Detective Superintendent Julian Gregory said initial inquiries suggested that Hide was not at the house when the man was stabbed, reported the Independent. He also confirmed that the former boxing champion is not a suspect.

"There is a picture beginning to emerge which suggests that there was a dispute or an altercation. This happened at a crowded party, it happened in front of people so there were witnesses," the Independent quoted Gregory as saying.

"We are in the process of confirming the victim's identity and police family liaison officers have been assigned to work with the next of kin," he added.

The detectives also appealed to the attacker to come forward and warned that "whoever has done this crime needs to know that we will get to them", reported the Independent.

Hide is said to have moved from his mansion which has been sealed off to carry out the investigation.

Anyone who has information about the crime incident has been asked to contact police on 101 or they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.