Schoolboy is stabbed to death while second is wounded in knife attack in front of horrified shoppers outside McDonald’s at east London’s Stratford Centre – sparking capital’s 116th murder probe of 2019
- Eyewitnesses said two teenagers were attacked in front of shocked onlookers
- One of the boys received fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at 3.49pm
- The assault occurred outside Stratford Broadway at 3.20pm, Met Police said
A schoolboy has been stabbed to death outside a McDonald’s restaurant in east London, sparking the capital’s 116th murder investigation of the year.
Eyewitnesses claimed that two teenagers were attacked in front of shocked onlookers today, with one of the pair receiving fatal stab wounds.
London Ambulance Service confirmed that a second teenager had been rushed to a major trauma centre with serious injuries.
Pictured: Police at the scene in Stratford, east London, where a schoolboy has died following a stabbing
Pictured: The locations in which murder investigations have begun across the capital since the start of 2019
Several police cars were seen outside the Stratford Centre this afternoon, with police tape surrounding the restaurant.
The assault occurred outside Stratford Broadway at 3.20pm, while the teenager was pronounced dead at 3.49pm.
Pictured: Stratford Broadway in east London this afternoon, where a schoolboy was stabbed to death
Newham MPS tweeted: ‘Detectives are investigating after a male teenager was fatally stabbed outside Stratford Broadway at 1520hrs today. Crime scene remains in place. Section 60 now in place.
‘Anyone with information to call police on 101 quoting reference 4644/10Oct or Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111.’
The Stratford Centre added: ‘The Centre is currently closed due to an incident and will remain closed until further notice.’