Published On: Wed, Sep 4th, 2019

London stabbing: Met launches murder probe after teenage boy killed in east London | UK | News


Police were called following reports of a fight in Byford Close at 6.45pm on Tuesday evening. The teenage boy was found with several stab injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene. Next of in have been informed while a post-mortem will take place in due course.

A statement released by the police said: “Officers remain at the scene.

“Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime are leading the investigation.

“A Section 60 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act has been implemented across the whole borough of Newham until 12:30hrs on Wednesday, 4 September.”

No arrests have been made as of yet.

The latest stabbing to grip the country comes as another man was killed in Elephant and Castle on Sunday.

The man was found near Elephant and Castle tube station shortly before 11.30pm on Sunday.

Another 25-year-old was also found with stab wounds near to the location.

According to police, they believe the pair had tried to escape a fight between two groups of men inside the station.

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A 16-year-old was in hospital after sustaining injuries following an attack in Kennington Road at 11.30pm.

Moreover, three other men aged between 19 to 22, were wounded in another attack in Church Road, Croydon.

Last month, Home Secretary, Priti Patel announced potential plans that could force children as young as to be placed under a curfew.

According to Ms Patel, those under the age of 12 and who are suspected of carrying a blade could be placed under a series of restrictions.

Ms Patel added: “We are cracking down on violent crime, which has a devastating impact on victims, their families, and our communities.

“Our Offensive Weapons Act will help to stop acids and knives making their way onto our streets and being used to carry out horrifying attacks.”

Ms Patel’s initiative comes as Boris Johnson also put forward measures to tackle the rise of violent crime in the UK.

Mr Johnson announced a further 20,000 police officers in order to counteract the rise of violence across the country.

The Prime Minister also put empowered police officers across the country to use Section 60 stop and search powers.



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