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Man, 40, stabbed to death after ‘fight on London bus’ as police launch murder probe

A murder probe has been opened after a 40-year-old man was stabbed to death in broad daylight in north London.

The Metropolitan Police are investigating the tragedy, which happened in Willesden, in the north of the capital, at around 5pm.

Willesden High Street was cordoned off as detectives descended on the crime.

It is understood that a fight had broken out on a bus shortly before the attack, but the Met has yet to confirm this.

Several red London buses were trapped within the police cordon.

Police are investigating the incident in Willesden, in the north of the capital
Police are investigating the incident in Willesden, in the north of the capital

In a statement the Met said: “Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 17:11hrs on Thursday, 29 April to a report of a man suffering from stab wounds on High Road, NW10. Officers attended.

“Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, the man, aged 40, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after.

“Work is ongoing to formally identify him and police are in the process of locating and informing his next of kin.

“A crime scene is in place and the public can expect to see an increased police presence in the area. Enquiries are ongoing and there have been no arrests.”

Earlier today in a separate incident, police confirmed a 13-year-old was fighting for his life after being stabbed multiple times on his way to school.

The child was seriously injured in the incident off Mudchute Park, Parsonage Street, on the Isle of Dogs, just before 9am.

An air ambulance touched down in nearby Millwall Park to assist paramedics at the scene, and his parents are understood to be by his side in hospital.

His condition is being described as critical, My London reports.

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and remains in custody at an east London station, the force said.

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