A man died yesterday morning when he tried to drive himself to a hospital after being stabbed in Stoke Newington.
The victim, described as a black male in his twenties, only managed to drive 50 yards before collapsing at the wheel. Witnesses say that the man was having an argument at 11:30am on Oldfield Road with two other men which resulted in him getting stabbed five times.
An off-duty doctor, who was at the nearby Fat Cat Cafe, saw the victim collapsed in his Seat and gave him medical assistance until the police and ambulance arrived.
A witness said:
There were a lot of people standing around the car and police and paramedics were everywhere.
The police were leaning into the car but it all looked very panicked. It looked like they were frantically trying to put pressure on his wounds.
Then they hauled him out of the car and worked on him while he was on the floor, trying to resuscitate him for about 15 minutes.
The victim was taken to an east London hospital but was later pronounced dead.
A spokesperson for Scotland Yard gave the following statement:
At this early stage it is believed that the victim was stabbed in nearby Oldfield Road but got in his car and left the scene, pulling over in Marton Road where he was initially treated before going to hospital.
Prior to being stabbed it is believed the victim was talking to two men in Oldfield Road.
Whilst officers believe they know who the victim is they await formal identification. A post mortem examination with be scheduled in due course.
Officers are keen to hear from anyone in or around the area that saw the victim talking to the two men in Oldfield Road.
They are also keen to hear from anyone who was in or around the Oldfield Road or Marton Road area that may have seen or heard anything that may assist the investigation.
So far no arrests have been made.