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Man killed in triple stabbing in Barking is said to be local shop worker

PUBLISHED: 15:41 02 August 2017 | UPDATED: 15:41 02 August 2017

Police at the scene of a murder on the corner of Movers Lane and Ripple Road in Barking

Police at the scene of a murder on the corner of Movers Lane and Ripple Road in Barking

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A man who was stabbed to death in Barking this morning is claimed to be a worker at a local shop.

The victim, who is in his 20s, was found on the pavement in Movers Lane at 1am by police who were called to the scene.

Two other men, who are said to be his work colleagues, were also stabbed and are recovering in hospital.

A local, who asked not be named, told the Post the three men were ambushed as they left the shop by a group of men who had been waiting for them.

They said: “They initially locked themselves in, but then they tried to make a run for it and they were fighting with the gang in the streets.

“They then ran off up the road and the three men were left lying on the street.”

The Met have not been able to confirm the reports at this stage.

A large cordon is in place around the crime scene - Movers Lane, Ripple Road and a number of surrounding roads are currently closed to traffic.

Police are appealing for information - if you saw anything or were around Ripple Road at 1am then call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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