Police rushed to Louise Gardens, Rainham, in east London at 8pm Wednesday night to reports of a group of people in the street causing a disturbance
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A murder probe has ben launched after a man was found dead in a street in East London – with four women and a 17-year-old girl arrested.
Police officers rushed to Louise Gardens, Rainham, in east London at 8pm Wednesday night to reports of a group of people in the street causing a disturbance.
A 37-year-old man was found unresponsive and despite the efforts of paramedics he was pronounced dead at the scene, the Met Police said in an appeal.
A woman was also found with an injury to her wrist – she was taken to hospital and her condition has been assessed as non life-threatening.
Work is ongoing to determine the man’s identity and ensure next of kin are informed, police said.
A crime scene is in place and homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are working to understand the full circumstances.
Four women, aged between 48 and 21, and a 17-year-old girl have been arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into custody.
Anyone who has information that could help police can call 101 ref CAD 6386/1 Dec.
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