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Murder in Forest Gate

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.”

If you can assist please call the incident room on 020-8345 3775; if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

+ 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.

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Source: Metropolitan Police Service

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