Forest Gate stabbing: Young man knifed to death in third killing in two days in east London
A young man has been stabbed to death in east London in the third knife killing in the capital in just days.
Emergency services rushed to Chestnut Avenue, Forest Gate, shortly before 11pm on Monday.
The victim, believed to be 18, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A cordon remained in place in the residential street overnight.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: âOfficers attended the location along with London Ambulance Service and paramedics from London's Air Ambulance.
âThe victim - believed to be an 18-year-old man - was pronounced dead at the scene at 11.27pm.
âOfficers are in the process of informing next of kin.â
No arrests have been made.
It follows the fatal stabbings of two people in separate domestic incidents in the capital on Sunday.
Those deaths brought the number of murders in London so far this year, where the Metropolitan Police have publicly released details, to around 59.
The most recent incident has not yet been classed as a suspected murder.
It also comes after 11 homicides involving teenagers in London since the start of 2018.
These include the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Tanesha Melbourne-Blake earlier this month.
The schoolgirl was shot dead on a residential street on Easter Monday.
On the same evening, Amaan Shakoor, 16, became the youngest murder victim of the year so far when he was shot in an attack in Walthamstow.
Eighteen-year-old Israel Ogunsola was stabbed to death in Hackney just days later.
Any witnesses, or anyone with informat ion that may assist the investigation, are urged to call officers via 101 quoting CAD 8332/apr16.Source: Google News