Lawless London: Three people including schoolboy, 16, stabbed to death within eight hours

7 May 2023, 08:47 | Updated: 7 May 2023, 09:58

Police attend the scene where the boy was killed by a group of people who were 'waiting for him'
Police attend the scene where the boy was killed by a group of people who were 'waiting for him'. Picture: Alamy

By Adam Solomons

Three people including a 16-year-old schoolboy were stabbed to death in London within a few hours on Friday.

Listen to this article

Loading audio...

The teenager was reportedly ambushed and murdered by a group of killers 'waiting for him' outside Kelscott school in Walthamstow, east London on Friday.

An 18-year-old was also killed close to Dagenham Heathway tube station on Friday evening.

And a man in his late 20s was stabbed to death at a property on Mare Street, Hackney late on Friday.

Read more: Police arrest second man after boy, 15, and girl, 11, shot in horror daytime attack

Read more: Tiger Woods' ex-girlfriend Erica Herman accuses star of sexual harassment after he 'forced her to sign NDA or be fired'

A pair of police vehicles are parked close to the scene of the 16-year-old's murder on Friday
A pair of police vehicles are parked close to the scene of the 16-year-old's murder on Friday. Picture: Alamy

Two men in their 40s and 50s plus one woman in her 50s were arrested on suspicion of murder after the Mare Street killing.

Metropolitan Police inspector James Shirley said: “Our investigation is progressing at pace and I would thank everyone who has already spoken to officers.

"I would ask anyone who has not yet come forward to do so as a matter of urgency.

"I would also ask local residents to check dashcams and doorbell footage for anything out of the ordinary and share that with us as soon as possible.”

Anti-monarchy protestor expresses 'outrage' at Met police

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

Live
Rishi Sunak to take your calls.

General Election LIVE: Sunak to take your calls as SNP prepare for manifesto launch

Boris Johnson will not return to the campaign trail

Boris Johnson will ‘no longer return to the campaign trail’ as former PM heads on summer holiday

UK cancer care is lagging behind the rest of Europe, a new study has found

UK cancer care ‘stuck in the noughties’ as new study shows European countries such as Sweden are ‘20 years ahead’

Exclusive
Rishi Sunak is following Sir Keir Starmer in taking questions from LBC listeners this morning

Starmer refuses to rule out council tax hike and reveals hopes for new Brexit deal - now it's your turn to quiz Sunak

Global confirms biggest ever Election coverage plans with Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer to take listeners' calls

Rishi Sunak follows Keir Starmer in taking listeners' calls as part of Global's biggest ever Election coverage

Justin Timberlake's mugshot has been released

Justin Timberlake mugshot released after singer arrested for 'driving while intoxicated' in wealthy Hamptons enclave

Former Conservative Party donor John Caudwell has said he is backing Labour to win the General Election.

Former Tory donor John Caudwell backs Labour in General Election

Sir Ian McKellen was taken to hospital after he fell from the stage during a West End performance

Sir Ian McKellen 'looking forward to returning to work' as he thanks NHS staff for help after falling off West End stage

British teen missing in Tenerife after desperately calling friends from 'the middle of nowhere' on night out

Desperate mum of British teen missing in Tenerife 'beside herself with worry' as she flies out to help with search

Mysterious smoking headless torso missing arms and legs dumped on popular Spanish holiday beach

Horror as smoking headless torso missing arms, legs and head dumped on popular Spanish holiday beach

Hamish Harding ignored warnings over the Titan sub.

Brit billionaire 'ignored stark warning over Titan sub' after record-breaking dive gave him 'false sense of security'

The King and Queen have wished the racegoers the "best of luck" in chasing the "thrill of a Royal Ascot winner".

King and Queen wish Royal Ascot attendees 'best of luck' chasing race winner

Chris Marriott, 46, was helping a woman when they were driven over by a Seat Ibiza car in Sheffield

Father killed by car used 'as a weapon' as he tried to help stranger, jury told

Rugby Union player Connor Garden-Bachop has died at the age of 25 after a 'medical event', New Zealand Rugby has confirmed.

New Zealand rugby player Connor Garden-Bachop, 25, dies after 'medical event'

Mr Sunak was joined by Foreign Secretary David Cameron for the first time on the campaign

Flock of sheep flee as Rishi Sunak and David Cameron try to feed them

Olympic athletes ‘could die of overheating’ due to 'dangerous temperatures' at Paris 2024 Games

Olympic athletes ‘could die of overheating’ due to 'dangerous temperatures' at Paris 2024 Games