A murder investigation has been launched after a teenager was chased and stabbed to death in Chadwell Heath.
Police were called at approximately 22:30hrs on Wednesday, 14 March to reports of an assault on Padnell Road, RM6.
Officers attended and found an 18-year-old male suffering from a stab injury nearby on Nash Road, RM6. He was taken by the London Ambulance Service to an east London hospital where he died at 01:16hrs.
His next of kin have been informed. Formal identification is yet to take place.
A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.
Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.
A crime scene remains in place.
One man has been arrested in connection with this investigation.
At this early stage, it is believed that he may have been chased by a number of suspects before being attacked.
Officers are appealing for information and requesting witnesses to come forward,
Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 0208 721 4868, or call police on 101 quoting CAD 9208/14March. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
You can also tweet police via @MetCC