murder investigation launched following the fatal stabbing of a teenager in Walthamstow

murder investigation launched following the fatal stabbing of a teenager in Walthamstow Murder: A teenager was stabbed to death becoming the 11th victim of knifecrime in a fortnight of bloodshed

Waltham Forest Police were called to High Street, E17 at 23:31hrs on Sunday, 7 May by London Ambulance Service (LAS) following reports of a stabbing.

 

A teenager has died after he was stabbed in north-east London.

The victim was at anti-knife crime rally just hours earlier.

 

Officers attended and found a 17-year-old male suffering from a serious stab injury.

 

He was taken by London Ambulance Service to an east London hospital in a critical condition. He died in hospital a short while later.

 

The wounded teenager was found near the junction of Buxton Road after reports of a row between youths in a supermarket car park.

 

DETECTIVES believe two men were “laying in wait” for the 17-year-old boy before knifing him to death in Walthamstow High Street.

 

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course. We await formal identification.

Officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command have been informed.

 

Next of kin have been informed.

 

No arrests have been made. Enquiries are ongoing.

 

Ahmed Ahmed, 30, owner of Netcafe, said: “It was a fight in the Lidl car park.

“This is the area groups of young people get together. We have been asking police to do something about it.”

 

A crime scene remains in place.

 

At this early stage, anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

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