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Teenage boy, 16, stabbed to death in Waltham Forest, east London, with male suspect on the run


Teenage boy, 16, stabbed to death in east London with male suspect on the run as police open murder investigation

  • Teenage boy, 16, died after man with large knife stabbed him in Waltham Forest

Police have opened a murder investigation after a teenage boy was stabbed to death in East London today.

The 16-year-old boy was stabbed in the chest with a large knife by a man who ran away in Waltham Forest.

Police were called at 4.09pm on Friday to reports of a stabbing at Markhouse Road in east London.

Police and ambulances rushed to the scene yet despite the efforts of emergency services with the Met confirmed with ‘great sadness’ the teenager died at 4.39pm.

Chief Superintendent Simon Crick leading North East Command 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.

Police were called at 4.09pm on Friday to reports of a stabbing at Markhouse Road (pictured today) in east London

Police were called at 4.09pm on Friday to reports of a stabbing at Markhouse Road (pictured today) in east London

Police and ambulances rushed to the scene yet despite the efforts of emergency services with the Met confirmed with 'great sadness' the teenager died at 4.39pm

Police and ambulances rushed to the scene yet despite the efforts of emergency services with the Met confirmed with ‘great sadness’ the teenager died at 4.39pm

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

‘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.’

Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy said: ‘I’m absolutely devastated to share with you that there has been a murder tonight on Markhouse Road of a teenager.’

The Met Police are treating the child’s death as a murder. 

The 16-year-old boy died today after he was stabbed in the chest by a large knife by a man who ran away on Markhouse Road (pictured) in Waltham Forest (File image)

The 16-year-old boy died today after he was stabbed in the chest by a large knife by a man who ran away on Markhouse Road (pictured) in Waltham Forest (File image)

Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy (pictured) said: 'I'm absolutely devastated to share with you that there has been a murder tonight on Markhouse Road of a teenager'

Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy (pictured) said: ‘I’m absolutely devastated to share with you that there has been a murder tonight on Markhouse Road of a teenager’

His next of kin have been notified. A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

A crime scene, road closures and cordons remain in place. Buses are on a diversion around the area.

No arrests have yet been made. 

Anyone with information or footage who has not yet spoken with police should call 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 4965/5MAY.

To remain 100% anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit Crimestoppers-uk.org.





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