TWO teenagers are stabbed to death in four FATAL hours in Lawless London: Schoolboy, 15, is killed near Stratford McDonald’s while man, 18, dies from knife wounds in Camberwell estate – as capital’s murder toll hits 117 this year
- Eyewitnesses said two teenagers were attacked in front of shocked onlookers
- One of the boys, 15, received fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at 3.49pm
- A second boy, aged 15, was also found with stab injuries was treated in hospital
- The assault occurred outside Stratford Broadway at 3.20pm, Met Police said
Two teenagers were stabbed to death in the space of just four hours in London yesterday, as the capital’s murder toll hits 117 so far this year.
Onlookers watched in horror as two teenage boys were stabbed, one fatally, outside the McDonald’s in east London’s Stratford Centre at 3.20pm on Thursday.
Paramedics battled to save the two 15-year-olds, but one was pronounced dead at the scene at 3.49pm. The other was rushed to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Less than four hours later police were scrambled to the scene of another stabbing on the Brandon Estate in Camberwell.
Just after 8pm they found an 18-year-old man with knife wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene an hour later.
No arrests have been made in either case and there has not been any indication the two attacks are linked.
Police and paramedics found the schoolboy with ‘critical injuries’ and despite battling to save his life he was pronounced dead at the scene near the shopping centre at 3.49pm (police treat the surviving teenager in Stratford)
Witnesses reported seeing two teenagers attacked in front of shocked onlookers in Stratford, east London, on Thursday afternoon, with one of the pair receiving fatal stab wounds
In east London, the teenagers were attacked on or after getting off a bus that had stopped close to the Stratford Shopping Centre, the Met Police said.
Friends rushed to help him and members of the public performed first aid at the scene, it added.
Police and paramedics found the schoolboy with ‘critical injuries’ and despite battling to save his life he was pronounced dead at the scene near the shopping centre at 3.49pm.
The force said his next of kin have been informed but formal identification and a post-mortem examination were yet to take place.
The second boy, aged 15, was also found with stab injuries was taken to an east London hospital, where his injuries are said to be not life-threatening.
Pictured: The locations in which murder investigations have begun across the capital since the start of 2019
DCI Chris Soole, who is leading the investigation, branded it a ‘senseless attack’ and said a murder investigation had been launched.
He added: ‘First and foremost are thoughts are with this young man’s family and friends. They so tragically are having to come to terms with this terrible loss of life.
‘The victim of this stabbing was a schoolboy with his whole life ahead of him. He had everything to live for.
‘This was a senseless attack and we share the concern and alarm this murder will no doubt cause in the local community.
‘We will do everything we can to catch those involved and bring them to justice.’
Pictured: Stratford Broadway in east London this afternoon, where a schoolboy was stabbed to death
Police and paramedics found the schoolboy with ‘critical injuries’ and despite battling to save his life he was pronounced dead at the scene near the shopping centre at 3.49pm
The teenagers were attacked on or after getting off a bus that had stopped close to the Stratford Shopping Centre, the force said
Police in Stratford, east London after a male teenager was fatally stabbed outside Stratford Broadway shortly after 3pm on Thursday
DCI Soole said the attack took place in a busy area and appealed for witnesses to come forward.
A witness to the incident said the attack happened outside a McDonald’s restaurant next to the entrance of the shopping centre.
‘At that moment there were not many people around him so I could see him all covered in blood. He was in pain and tried getting up,’ they said.
‘There were people around gathering. It was scary as you did not know if any of them could have had a knife too.’
A section 60 order, giving officers the power to stop and search in the area, has been implemented.
Witnesses should call the police on 101 quoting reference CAD 4644/01OCT19 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111