Man stabbed to death after chasing pair of muggers

A MAN was fatally stabbed while trying to stop two muggers who had stolen a woman's bag, police said yesterday.

Sukhwinder Singh chased two men who robbed a 28-year-old woman near Barking Station in east London on Friday evening. When he caught up with the pair a fight broke out and the 31-year-old was stabbed.

Singh chased the robbers along Victoria Road into Uphall Road before he was attacked just before 7pm. He was taken to the Royal London Hospital, but later died.

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Detective Inspector John Sandlin said: "This is a tragic death of a man who was killed for attempting to stop others committing crime, and our thoughts are with Sukhwinder's family. However, I would also like to reassure the wider community that tragic events such as these are very rare."

Singh, a father-of-one, had lived in the UK for around ten years and worked as a builder, police said. He had cousins in Barking, but his child lived in India.

"What Mr Singh did was obviously very brave, but I would not encourage other members of the public to do that," Sandlin said.

"What I would encourage members of the public to do is tell police what they have seen, to contact us immediately."

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