A man who was stabbed on the Abbey Estate in Camden lost his battle for life hours later in hospital.

Police were called at 7.32pm yesterday (December 29) to a stabbing near Gaymead in the Abbey Estate, Abbey Road, in Camden.

Officers found an injured man, 29, at the scene and administered first aid after being called by the London Ambulance Service.

He was taken to a west London hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9.55pm that day, despite the efforts of medical staff.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Rawlinson, who is leading the investigation, said: "Another family have been left grieving the loss of a loved one due to knife crime.

"My team of detectives are working around the clock to identify and arrest the person responsible."

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The 29-year-old's next of kin are aware, police said, and a post-mortem exam will be held in due course.

A crime scene is in place and police are working to establish what happened, the force added.

There have been no arrests at this stage.

"We would like to speak to anyone who was in the area of Abbey estate on Friday night between 7 and 8pm, who may have saw or heard something they believe could be connected to this fatal stabbing," DCI Rawlinson added.

If you can help police with information or material, call 101 or post @MetCC ref 5726/29dec. Or Crimestoppers, 100 per cent anonymously, on 0800 555 111.