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Murder investigation begins following fatal stabbing of 17-year-old in Newham

News   •   Feb 15, 2018 08:19 GMT

A murder investigation has been launched after a teenage male was fatally stabbed in Canning Town.

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service shortly after 20:00hrs on Wednesday, 14 February to reports of a male suffering stab injuries on Goldwing Close, E16.

Officers attended. The victim, believed to be aged 17, was pronounced dead at the scene at 20:38hrs.

Police are in the process of informing next of kin.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course. Formal identification awaits.

The Homicide and Major Crime Command is investigating.

There have been no arrests at this stage and enquiries continue.

A vehicle was later found abandoned in Freemasons Road near the junction with Victoria Dock Road, E16. Officers are examining the vehicle to establish whether it is linked to the earlier incident.

A/Detective Inspector Perry Benton said: “At this very early stage we are still piecing together what exactly has happened. However we believe the 17-year-old victim has lost his life following a sustained and possibly targeted attack.

“We would urge anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has any information, to come forward and speak to police as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Crime Command incident room on 0208 345 3775 / police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting ref 8884/14FEB.