A man has died after being beaten to death by attackers believed to have been armed with baseball bats, police say.
The victim, who has not yet been identified, was found injured in Ilford High Road in east London just before 3am on Sunday.
After being treated at the scene, he was taken to hospital but pronounced dead at 4.30am.
Police are now attempting to establish a motive for his murder.
A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.
No arrests have been made.
Road closures have been put in place around the crime scene, and busses have been re-routed while investigations take place.
Officers have appealed for witnesses, and are asking anyone with information to call 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.Let's