Man killed after chasing muggers

A MAN has been stabbed to death while chasing muggers who had stolen a woman s handbag.Sukhwinder Singh, 31, was attacked in Uphall Road, Ilford at the junction with Victoria Road, Barking, at just after 7pm last night.He was chasing two men who had m

A MAN has been stabbed to death while chasing muggers who had stolen a woman's handbag.

Sukhwinder Singh, 31, was attacked in Uphall Road, Ilford at the junction with Victoria Road, Barking, at just after 7pm last night.

He was chasing two men who had mugged a 28-year-old woman near Barking Station.

Mr Singh, of Barking, was taken to the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, but died from his injuries.


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Next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem was due to begin at 3pm in Queen's Hospital, Romford.

The two men police are hunting are described as black, aged in their 20s to 30s and both about 5ft 7in to 6ft.

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Det Insp John Sandlin, from the Homicide and Serious Crime Command, said: "This is a tragic death of a man who was killed for attempting to stop others committing crime.

"I am appealing for anyone that knows who committed this crime, or who has any information about those who committed this crime, to do the right thing and come forward and contact police.

"My officers are also keen to hear from anybody who witnessed the initial robbery, the actual altercation that led to the stabbing and additionally anyone who may have seen any persons matching the suspects' description fleeing the Uphall Road area.

"It is also possible that the suspects may have abandoned the bag stolen and I appeal to anyone who may find a brown leather shoulder bag, to contact police."

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 3715 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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