A 22-year-old man has died in a gun and knife attack.

A murder investigation has been launched following the killing of a man in Manor Park.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 9.26pm on Monday, April 8 to reports of a male assaulted at Church Road in Manor Park.

At the scene, the 22-year-old man was found suffering from gunshot and knife wounds.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

A crime scene cordon remains in place at this time with an enhanced police presence in the area.

His next of kin have been informed.

Formal identification is yet to be confirmed.

A post-mortem will be scheduled in due course.

Detective Inspector Alison Cole from the Homicide and Major Crime Command leading the investigation, said: "A number of people have already spoken with officers and I am grateful for the information they have provided, but there are still pieces of the puzzle surrounding this murder that are missing.

"If you were in the area at the time of the incident and saw or heard anything relating to this senseless loss of life please contact police immediately.

"At this early stage we believe that the victim was approached by three males who inflicted the injuries and fled in the direction of Browning Road.

"Did you see the incident take place? Did you see a suspicious vehicle in the area around the time the attack took place?"

Detectives from the Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call Newham police on 101 quoting CAD7566/8APR, Tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.