Rainham murder live: Updates after man found dead in the street as 4 women and girl, 17, arrested

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found dead in the street in East London, with four women and a 17-year-old girl arrested.

Police rushed to Louise Gardens, Rainham, at 7.53pm last night (Wednesday, December 1), to reports of a group of people in the street causing a disturbance.

A 37-year-old man was found unresponsive. Despite the efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A woman was also found with an injury to her wrist. She was taken to hospital. 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.

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 should call 101 ref CAD 6386/1 Dec.

To remain 100 per cent anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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