Greenwich stabbing: Man killed after ‘fight’ breaks out outside bar in early hours

A man in his 30s who was stabbed to death in Greenwich in the early hours of this morning (May 1), died after what British Transport Police (BTP) say was a “fight”, that broke out outside a bar. Police were called at 2.15am to Greenwich High Road to reports of a man with stab injuries.

Officers and London Ambulance Service crews attended. The victim was rushed to hospital and died a short time later. His next of kin have been informed and an investigation is underway. Police believe the incident took place outside Belushi’s bar in what detective chief inspector Steve May called ‘a shocking and brutal act of violence’.

The Greenwich DLR has been cordoned off while officers investigate, and trains are running but not stopping at the station, and disruption is expected until 3pm today.

A British Transport Police statement said: “Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed in Greenwich in the early hours of this morning (1 May). Officers from British Transport Police and the Metropolitan Police were called to Greenwich High Road at 2.15am following reports of a stabbing.

“They quickly attended alongside paramedics from the London Ambulance Service and a man in his 30s was taken to hospital where he very sadly died a short time later. His family have been informed, and detectives from British Transport Police will be leading the investigation.”

Detective chief inspector Steve May said: “This was a shocking and brutal act of violence which has resulted in a man tragically losing his life today. While we are at an early stage of our investigation, we believe this attack followed a fight close to the entrance of Belushi’s bar on Greenwich High Road.

“Officers are working tirelessly to locate the person responsible, and I would urge anyone who may have witnessed what happened or the events leading up to it to get in touch with us as soon as possible. Likewise, if you were driving in the area at the time please check your dash com footage for anything untoward. Your information could be crucial to our investigation.”

Anyone with any information or witnesses to the incident should contact police by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 108 of 01/05/22. Alternatively you can anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. /

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