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East London stabbing: Two held after man dies

A man has died after being stabbed in an east London street.

Police were called to Simpsons Road at the junction with Poplar High Street, Poplar just after 22:00 BST on Friday.

The man, aged in his 30s who is not being named, was taken to an east London hospital suffering with stab wounds to his back but died shortly afterwards.

Two men have been arrested of suspicion of murder and are being held at an east London police station.

The victim's next of kin have been informed and a post mortem examination will be held at Poplar Mortuary on Sunday.

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