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Westfield stabbing: Five quizzed over shopping centre death

Forensic officers attends the scene at Westfield in Stratford, east London, after a man was stabbed to death
Image caption Police think some shoppers may have filmed the incident on their mobile phones

Detectives are continuing to question five suspects after the death of a man who was stabbed at a shopping centre yards from the Olympic Park.

The 24-year-old victim, yet to be formally identified, was knifed during a fight at Westfield in Stratford, east London, on Friday afternoon.

Scotland Yard said two other men suffered minor injuries.

The five arrested are aged from 20 to 23. Detectives want shoppers who witnessed the fight to contact them.

'Vital material'

Acting Det Ch Insp Andy Kelly said: "We believe that shoppers at the centre may have filmed or photographed some part of the incident on their mobile phones.

"We encourage them to come forward and share this potentially vital material with us."

Police said a post-mortem examination on the victim, who is from Stratford, was being arranged.

His next of kin have been informed.

A force spokesman said: "Police were called at 4.24pm on Friday June 29 to reports of a fight involving a large group of males in The Street on the ground floor of Westfield, Stratford.

"Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene. A man suffering stab wounds, believed aged in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesman from the shopping centre said: "Westfield is working closely with the police and emergency services."

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