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Abigail O'Leary

Teenager knifed to death in horror London stabbing as police launch probe

A 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death this afternoon in north east London.

Police were called to Markhouse Road in Waltham Forest shortly after 4pm in Friday where the teenager was found with stab injuries.

Despite efforts of paramedics from London's Air Ambulance and the London Ambulance Service, the boy was sadly pronounced dead at the scene around half an hour later.

The Metropolitan Police has launched an urgent investigation.

A Met Police report on the incident reads: "Police received a call from an unknown male stating that a male had been stabbed by a large knife & the suspect has run off o/s 118 Markhouse Road, E17. Police located & attended to a 16 year old male who was suffering from a stab wound to his chest, he was given first aid prior to HEMS arrival.

"It is with great sadness that the male is deceased. This will now be treated as a murder.

A police cordon remains in place on Markhouse Road in Waltham Forest (Joshua B 2023)

"A Police cordon will remain in place at this location to allow for forensic examination of scene which may cause some local disruption. The road is currently blocked off from Lea bridge J/W Markhouse Road.

"Buses are on a diversion. At this time no arrests have been made. "

Chief Superintendent Simon Crick said: "I am totally devastated at the loss of a young man's life on our streets. My deepest sympathy and thoughts are with the victim's family at this tragic time.

"I, like many others, care passionately about our communities and I know this awful loss of life will reverberate far and wide.

Metropolitan Police are seen cordoning off Markhouse Road in Walthamstow North, East London (Joshua B 2023)

"We must stand together in the face of such violence and I urge anyone who knows anything about what happened this afternoon to please contact us immediately."

Anyone with information or footage is asked to call 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 4965/5MAY.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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