Investigation launched after boy, 17, dies in street stabbing

A teenager has died after being found stabbed to death in north-east London.

Officers were called to Westbury Road in Walthamstow at 9:20 p.m. Friday after the 17-year-old boy was discovered with a stab wound.

Emergency services treated him at the scene, but he was pronounced dead, the Metropolitan Police said.

Detectives have opened an investigation into the death, but no arrests have been made.

The officers are working to confirm the 17-year-old’s identity and inform his next of kin.

There’s a crime scene where detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime Command (Homicide) are conducting the investigation.

One resident, who did not want to be named, said that prior to the arrival of the emergency services, he “had not heard anything suggestive of violence, heard no shouting, etc., which we thought was strange”.

Sniffer dogs were on the scene on Friday night while two cars were removed by police, they added.

The resident said, “The police knocked on our door but we saw nothing and we have no video surveillance.

“It’s incredibly tragic and such a senseless loss of life. It’s especially shocking when it happens so close to home and on an otherwise peaceful street. “

Any witness or person with information is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC stating 8357/23 Oct.


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