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Man arrested in connection with fatal stabbing in Leyton bar

FATAL STABBING: Police stand guard outside the Dolce Vita restaurant in Leyton, east London

A MAN has been arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing in an east London restaurant last night (April 16).

The 43-year-old suspect is believed to have attacked the victim, thought to be in his 30s, at the Dolce Vita restaurant in Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, at 9.50pm.

London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance also attended the scene, but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 10.38pm

Police believe they know the identity of the deceased. Next of kin have been informed but formal identification awaits.

A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC) are investigating. At this early stage they believe the murder is linked to an altercation that took place earlier that evening but they continue to retain an open mind. Enquires continue.

Anyone who was in the area and witnessed this incident is asked to contact the incident room on 0208 345 1570 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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