Arrests after fatal stabbing in Havering

An investigation continues following the death of a teenager in Havering.

Police were called at 6.41pm on Friday, May 7 to Church Road, Harold Wood following reports of a fight involving a number of people.

Officers found a 16-year-old boy suffering from a stab injury. They immediately provided first aid with the assistance of a member of public.

The London Ambulance Service (LAS) and London’s Air Ambulance attended, but he was pronounced dead at the scene at 7.07pm.

Police were also called at 6.51pm to reports of a male stabbed on Retford Road. They attended with the LAS, and found a second boy aged 15, suffering from a stab wound. He was taken to an east London hospital where he remains – his condition is not life threatening. He has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

A further teen aged 17, was also admitted to an east London hospital suffering a stab injury where he remains. He has also been arrested on suspicion of murder.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested at the scene on suspicion of affray; he has been bailed pending further enquiries to a date in early June.

Homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command investigate and enquiries remain ongoing. Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote reference CAD6572/7May.

Alternatively, to remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Mick Ferris

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