Teenager dies in Chadwell Heath stabbing incident

An investigation has been launched following the death of a teenage boy in Chadwell Heath.

Police were called at 3.55pm on Monday March 14 to reports of a stabbing on board a Route 173 bus at High Road.

A 16-year-old boy was found with a stab injury and taken to hospital in a critical condition.

He died in the early hours of this morning.

An 18-year-old man was arrested nearby on suspicion of attempted murder. He was further arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Rogers from the Met’s Specialist Crime (Homicide) said: “We are investigating the tragic death of a teenage boy. His family and friends will be broken hearted and desperately trying to understand why this terrible incident occurred. This boy’s family deserve to have their questions answered and I am asking anyone who can assist the investigation to show your support for them, by calling police.

“Whether you saw something happening, whether you have any background information that could help, or if you were passing the area at that time and had your dash cam recording, please call.

“You can phone Crimstoppers if you don’t want to give your name, but however you do it, please call and tell us what you know or what you saw.  Your information could be vital in giving a family the answers they so desperately need.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call the incident room on 0208 345 3715 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 4741/14MAR

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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Mick Ferris

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