Murder probe is launched after 18-year-old man dies from stab injuries in the street in east London – the capital’s 91st killing of the year
- Man, believed to be 18, found with stab wounds in Newham, east London
- Met police confirmed they attended report of critically injured man in Chad Green – he was pronounced dead at the scene
- It is the 91st murder to hit London’s streets so far this year
A teenager has died after being stabbed to death in broad daylight on the streets of London – in the capital’s 91st murder so far this year.
Police were called to the Chadd Green estate in Newham at around 3.30pm on Monday, 26 August, to reports of a critically injured man.
Officers, who attended with London Ambulance Service, found a man suffering from stab injuries in the street.
The man, believed to be 18 years old, was later pronounced dead at the scene at 4.33pm.
A teenager has died after being stabbed to death on the streets of London – in the capital’s 91st murder of the year
Police confirmed that his next of kin have been informed. A post-mortem examination and formal identification is to be arranged.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed that an ‘urgent investigation’ has been launched but that no arrests have yet been made.
A spokesperson for Newham Council tweeted: ‘Tragic and needless death of youth, 18, in Plaistow today. Condolences to family of the victim.
‘If you have information contact police or Crimestoppers anonymously. If you are a young person and wants to speak up, you can do so independently of police at http://fearless.org.’
On Saturday, 69-year-old Allan Isichei was attacked while he walked home and later died on a neighbour’s doorstep. A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of his murder.
Any witnesses, or anyone with information, should call police on 101 quoting CAD 5133/aug26.
To remain anonymous, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Any young people who have information about violence or knife crime can visit www.fearless.org where they can pass on information anonymously – your I.P address will not be traced. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.