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Police investigating fatal stabbing in Hackney

News   •   May 01, 2019 23:28 BST

An investigation has been launched after a fatal stabbing in Hackney.

Police were called to Somerford Grove, Hackney, at 20.54hrs on Wednesday, 1 May to reports of a stabbing.

Officers attended.

A boy, aged 15, was found with stab injuries.

He was given emergency first aid by officers before paramedics from London's Air Ambulance were called to the scene.

Despite the efforts of emergency services, he was pronounced dead at 21.49hrs.

His next of kin have been informed.

A second boy, aged 16, was found with stab injuries in Shacklewell Road.

He has been taken to hospital. His injuries have been assessed as non life-threatening.

The Homicide and Major Crime Command have been informed.

As a result of this incident a section 60 has been put in place for the whole of Hackney.

There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.