Police investigating the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old boy in north-east London have arrested two teenagers. Officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime Command detained two males aged 16 and 15 at properties in Chingford, East London, this morning.
Both have been taken to a north London police station where they remain in custody.T hey were arrested on suspicion of murdering another teenager, also in Chingford, on Monday night.
Police were called at 9.21pm to reports of a stabbing in Longshaw Road, E4, close to a school.
Officers were on scene within three minutes along with paramedics from the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance, and discovered the 17-year-old suffering from a stab wound.
Despite the efforts of both members of the public and the emergency services, who provided first aid, he died at the scene.
His next-of-kin have been informed and are being supported by family liaison officers.
A post-mortem examination and formal identification will take place at a later stage.
Detective Chief Inspector Larry Smith from the Specialist Crime Command, who is leading the investigation, said: “Our investigation is continuing at pace and this morning we made two arrests in connection with this tragic incident, which resulted in a teenager losing his life.
“However, our enquiries very much continue and I would appeal to anyone with information who is yet to speak to us to come forward. Your information, no matter how small you think it is, could help get justice for a grieving family.
“This incident has had a devastating impact on the victim’s friends and family and I’d ask for their privacy to be respected at this difficult time.”
Anyone who can help the investigation has been asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 3985 or police on 101 quoting CAD 6358/10Apr. They can also message @MetCC on Twitter.
To remain anonymous, they contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.
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