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Teenage boy stabbed to death in east London

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “This horrific violence has absolutely no place on our streets.”

The scene at Somerford Grove in Hackney, east London, where a boy believed to be 15 years old has been stabbed to death (Yolanthe Fawehinmi/PA)
The scene at Somerford Grove in Hackney, east London, where a boy believed to be 15 years old has been stabbed to death (Yolanthe Fawehinmi/PA)

A boy believed to be 15 years old has been stabbed to death in east London.

Police were called to Somerford Grove, in Hackney, on Wednesday evening to reports of a stabbing.

The youngster was given first aid by officers before paramedics and an air ambulance arrived at the scene but he was pronounced dead at 9.49pm.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “I am deeply saddened by the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old boy in Hackney. My thoughts are with his family and loved ones.

“This horrific violence has absolutely no place on our streets. To anyone with information – please contact police on 101 or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously.”

On Thursday morning, a handful of police officers were still at the scene in Hackney, east London, with residents and employees based on Somerford Road asked to sign in and out for
verification.

A resident who lives in the surrounding estate but did not want to be named, said: “I could hear people shouting.

“They were screaming the f word. I think it was the friends of the poor boy.”

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Another teenager, 16, who was found with stab injuries in Shacklewell Road, has been taken to hospital.

But police said his injuries were not life-threatening.

No arrests have been made and the Metropolitan Police has put a Section 60 order in place for the whole of Hackney, which allows officers to stop and search anyone in the area.

The Homicide and Major Crime Command have been informed.

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