A teenager has been stabbed to death in east London bringing the capital’s death toll this year up to 60.
The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that a stabbing happened in Forest Gate at around 10.50pm this evening.
The man, believed to be 18 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene.
No arrests have been made.
A Twitter user who says he is within the police cordon around the scene has claimed that an officer ‘indiscreetly’ told him there was blood ‘all over the road’.
Video footage from the scene appears to show several police cars and officers behind a cordon. One Twitter user claimed an officer told him there was blood ‘all over the road’
A man, believed to be 18 years old, was stabbed to death on Chestnut Avenue (pictured) in Forest Gate, east London this evening
A police spokesperson said: ‘Officers attended the location along with London Ambulance Service and paramedics from London’s Air Ambulance.
‘The victim – believed to be an 18-year-old man – was pronounced dead at the scene at 23:27hrs. Officers are in the process of informing next of kin.
‘Formal identification and a post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.
‘A police investigation has commenced, and cordons are in place at the scene. There has been no arrest at this early stage.
‘Any witnesses, or anyone with information that may assist the investigation, are urged to call officers via 101 quoting CAD 8332/apr16.’
The killing earlier tonight is the 60th in London since the start of the year.
Yesterday a young father and a woman in her 30s died within half an hour of each other.
One Twitter user who said he was within the cordon claimed an officer told him there was ‘blood all over the road’
A police spokesperson said: ‘A police investigation has commenced, and cordons are in place at the scene. There has been no arrest at this early stage’
Raul Nicolaie, 26, has been named locally as the man stabbed to death in Colindale, north London at around 6pm yesterday.
Paramedics and air ambulance crews treated Mr Nicolaie before he was taken to hospital in central London but died later in the evening.
Friends told the Evening Standard the Romanian, who came to Britain around five years ago, leaves behind a six-month-old son, who he adored.
A woman in her 20s, who knew the victim, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
In the second incident, a woman in her 30s was stabbed to death in Brixton, south London, shortly after 6.30pm.
The attack took place and the woman died inside the suspected killer’s family home, according to shocked neighbours. The attack occurred on Sudbourne Grove, where houses sell up to £1,325,000.