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Three murder arrests after man, 60, dies at scene of fight in east London

A murder investigation has been launched after a 60-year-old man died at the scene of a fight in east London.

The Metropolitan Police were called at just gone midnight on Sunday to reports of a fight at the junction of Ford Road and Broad Street in Dagenham, east London.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service rushed to the location, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder, and detectives “remain keen to hear from any witnesses”.

The victim has not been formally identified, and his name has not been released, but officers say his next of kin have been spoken to and are being supported by specialist officers.

“A post-mortem examination will be held in due course,” the police added.

Two of the three men, a 26-year-old and a 36-year-old, were arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody.

The third man, 23, was later arrested on suspicion of murder and is also being held in police custody.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime Command are leading the investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Kate Blackburn said: “At this stage we believe an altercation happened between a group of men and the victim, who was with a friend. This then became physical, leading to the victim sadly suffering fatal injuries.

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“We have three men in custody, but would still like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or the lead up to it as soon as possible.”

Anyone who can help is asked to contact police on 101 and give reference 36/14AUG. To remain anonymous, contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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