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Police are appealing for information after a man believed to be in his 30s died in Dalston in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Officers were called to reports of shots fired in Gillett Square just before 1am on 8 May, and arrived to find the man seriously injured.

Despite the efforts of emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say they are working to establish the exact nature of the victim’s injuries and have urged anyone with information or any witnesses to call 101 with the reference ‘CAD 412/08may’.

No arrests have been made so far in connection with the man’s death.

In a statement on Saturday, Hackney Mayor Philip Glanville said: “I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the victim, who is believed to be in his 30s.

“I would also like to reassure residents that there will be a significant police presence across Hackney while officers work to establish the nature of the incident. 

“Hackney Council remains committed to working with our partners, and the community, to tackle serious violence and underlying issues in Gillett Square.”

To report information anonymously, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org

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