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Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information after a murder in Forest Gate.
Police were called at approximately 14.00hrs on Thursday 9 May to the area of Sandringham Road E7.
Officers, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended, and two teenage boys were found suffering stab wounds.
A 17 year old was pronounced dead at the scene.
Next of kin have been informed, though we await formal identification.
A post-mortem examination began at 16.00hrs today (10 May).
A 16 year old was taken to an east London hospital where he remains in a stable condition.
An incident room has opened at Barking under DCI Dave Whellams (HSCC).
DCI Whellams said: “At this stage it appears there was an altercation between the two victims and another group.
“We encourage any witnesses or anyone with information on the incident to come forward.”
+ Later that afternoon on 9 May, a man [A – 21 ys] was arrested on suspicion of murder and he remains in custody at an east London police station.
Later that day 3 other men [B/C – both 17 ys; D – 18 ys] were arrested on suspicion of murder, and they remain in custody at an east London police station.
Source: Metropolitan Police Service
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