A man has been stabbed to death in east London while another was found with knife wounds.
The Met Police confirmed officers were called to Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, to reports of a stabbing at 5.20pm.
Paramedics from London Ambulance Service said a man died at the scene, a force spokesman said.
No further details, including the man’s age, have been revealed.
A second victim was found nearby with “severe cuts to his hands”.
No arrests have been made, with enquiries ongoing, they confirmed.
Road closures remain in place in the area.
Photos show patrol cars parked at the scene with officers behind a cordon, where a forensic tent has also been erected.
The force’s statement said: “Officers were called to Lea Bridge Road, E17 at 17:20hrs on Wednesday, 17 March to reports of a stabbing.
“Officers and the London Ambulance service (LAS) attended.
“A male – no further details – was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Whilst at the scene, a second victim was identified. He is reported to have severe cuts to his hands.
“Road closures are in place in the area.
“No arrest have been made. Enquiries are ongoing.”
Taking to Twitter, one person said: “I was shocked when officer said it was a stabbing.”
Witnesses are being urged to contact Police on 101 quoting: CAD 5697/17MAR.
It comes after two other men were taken to hospital with stab wounds following an incident under three miles away in Stratford.
Newham MPS tweeted officers responded to reports of a stabbing at 7.05pm in Major Road.
“Police were called at 19:05hrs to reports of a stabbing in Major Road, #Stratford,” the tweet said.
“Two men have been taken to hospital.
“Injuries not thought to be life-threatening. No arrests so far. Anybody with information is asked to call 101 and quote reference CAD 6599/17Mar.”