Follow Metropolitan Police

UPDATED: Renewed appeal for witnesses following fatal stabbing in Walthamstow

News   •   Oct 26, 2020 12:21 GMT

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a teenager in Walthamstow continue to appeal for witnesses and those with information to come forward.

Officers were called at 21:20hrs on Friday, 23 October to Westbury Road, E17 after a 17-year-old boy was found suffering from a stab injury.

He was treated by paramedics but despite their best efforts, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers believe they know the male's identity and have informed his next of kin.

Formal identification awaits. A post-mortem examination is due to take place tomorrow, Tuesday, 27 October at Haringey Mortuary.

At this stage there have been no arrests.

A crime scene is in place and an investigation is in progress, led by detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command (Homicide).

Detective Inspector Joanna Yorke said: "Another teenager has died on the streets of London in violent circumstances and we are doing all we can to help his devastated family. A dedicated specialist officer is supporting them as they begin to come to terms with this terrible loss. I can only imagine what they are feeling at this time and our thoughts are with them.

“Our team are working 24/7 to establish the full circumstances around the incident. If you saw or heard anything suspicious or were in the area at the time, no matter how insignificant it might seem, it is imperative that you contact us so we can provide the answers that the victim’s devastated family are now searching for.”

Any witnesses or those with information are asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting 8357/23Oct.

We know that calling to give information on knife crime is difficult, but your call could help save lives. When you get in touch with Crimestoppers, you have the power to speak up and stop crime, 100% anonymously. Find out more about at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/hardcallssavelives