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    BBC News - Man stabbed to death chasing muggers in east London


    Mr Singh gave chase before being stabbed to death

    A man was stabbed to death while chasing thieves who had snatched a woman's handbag in east London.

    Sukhwinder Singh was attacked while pursuing two men who mugged a 28-year-old woman near Barking station in east London on Friday night.

    Mr Singh, 31, had chased the men along Victoria Road, into Uphall Road, where he was stabbed at about 1900 GMT, the Metropolitan Police said.

    The father-of-one was taken to the Royal London Hospital where he died.

    Police said Mr Singh was an Indian national who had lived in the UK for about 10 years and worked as a builder.

    According to the Met, he had cousins in Barking but his family lived in India.

    Police have set up a cordon around the murder scene and officers have been searching bins in Victoria Road.


    The two suspects were described as black, aged in their 20s to 30s, and both were about 5ft 7in to 6ft.

    Detective Inspector John Sandlin said Mr Singh was not connected to the woman whose bag was snatched and he described his actions as "very brave".

    He said: "This is a tragic death of a man who was killed for attempting to stop others committing crime.

    "I am appealing for anyone that knows who committed this crime, or who has any information about those who committed this crime, to do the right thing and come forward and contact police."

    He also urged anyone who had seen the robbery, the following altercation or people fleeing the area to come forward.

    "It is also possible that the suspects may have abandoned the bag stolen and I appeal to anyone who may find a brown leather shoulder bag, to contact police," he added.

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    Gosh what an awful story. About 20 years ago my Grandma was mugged whilst on holiday with my Grandad in Portugal. Rather than drag the bag off her arm, the mugger used a knife to cut the strap and since she caught the bag as it fell, he cut her hand with the knife whilst trying to snatch her bag. Some people are just absolute shits

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    Barking, huh? They obviously went Upminster.
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    i got to upminister once by mistake on the tube ,
    it felt like i was in india or pakistan,
    london is a fascinating city

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    Have you heard the expression 'S/he's gone Upminster?'. It means they're past barking...as in mad. I don't know why but it always makes me laugh.

    Sorry about this guy. He was doing the right thing and look what happens.
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    That's so awful. All because he was trying to help a stranger, too.

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