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Indian Sikh stabbed to death in London: Police

A Sikh man of Indian origin was stabbed to death while trying to stop two muggers who snatched a woman's handbag in east London, British police have said.

india Updated: Jan 10, 2010 12:32 IST

A Sikh man of Indian origin was stabbed to death while trying to stop two muggers who snatched a woman's handbag in east London, British police have said.

Singh was attacked while pursuing the two muggers who had robbed a 28-year-old woman near Barking station; and when he caught up with the pair a fight broke out and he was knifed around 7 PM on Friday, according to the Metropolitan Police.

Singh, 31, a builder who had lived in Britain for 10 years, was immediately taken to Royal London Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Describing the father-of-one's actions as "very brave", Detective Inspector of Metropolitan Police John Sandlin told the media: "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 to reassure the wider community that tragic events such as these are very rare. 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."