young man has been stabbed to death in a “shocking and brutal” fight outside a popular bar in south east London early on Sunday morning.
British Transport and Metropolitan Police officers were called to Belushi’s on Greenwich High Road at 2.15am and found the victim, in his 30s, with serious injuries.
He was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service but died a short time later.
Officers said the man’s family had been informed and were being supported by specialist officers.
A 29-year-old male from Lewisham was arrested on suspicion of murder on Sunday afternoon.
BTP will be leading the investigation because it happened near Greenwich DLR station which remains cordoned off as forensic officers trawled for clues.
Southeastern trains are running but not stopping at the transport hub, disrupting services to Deptford and Charlton.
Detective Chief Inspector Steve May said: “This was a shocking and brutal act of violence which has resulted in a man tragically losing his life today.
“While we are at an early stage of our investigation, we believe this attack followed a fight close to the entrance of Belushi’s bar on Greenwich High Road.
“Officers are working tirelessly to locate the person responsible, and I would urge anyone who may have witnessed what happened or the events leading up to it to get in touch with us as soon as possible.
“Likewise, if you were driving in the area at the time please check your dash com footage for anything untoward. Your information could be crucial to our investigation.”
Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to text BTP on 61016, call 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 108 of 01/05/2, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.