Man arrested after teenager stabbed to death in Newham

12 December 2020, 14:59

A murder investigation has been launched after a boy was stabbed to death
A murder investigation has been launched after a boy was stabbed to death. Picture: PA Images
Ewan Quayle

By Ewan Quayle

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death in east London.

A 25-year-old man was arrested at an address in Newham shortly before 5am on Saturday, the Metropolitan Police said.

He remains in custody.

Officers were called to reports of a stabbing in Woodman Street, near the Royal Docks in Newham, just before 7pm on Friday.

The teenage victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police and members of the London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended and found a boy, believed to be aged 15, suffering injuries.

Despite the efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A neighbour has said the 15-year-old boy, who he saw earlier on Friday, was a "nice young man" who was "always laughing".

Lawrence Adu said he is a friend of the boy's uncle and knew him "all his life".

"I just got home, I'm so shocked," Mr Adu added.

"He's a nice young man, very handsome and always laughing."

The Metropolitan Police said his next of kin have been informed and inquiries into the circumstances are under way.

There have been no arrests.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 6330/11Dec.

Alternatively, they can contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.