London violence: Forest Gate teenager stabbed to death

Chestnut Avenue, Forest GateImage copyright Google
Image caption The victim was found injured in Chestnut Avenue, Forest Gate, at 22:50 and died shortly afterwards

A teenager has been stabbed to death in east London.

The victim, believed to be aged 18, was found injured in Chestnut Avenue, Forest Gate, on Monday night. He died at the scene at about 23:30 BST.

Formal identification and a post-mortem examination are due to take place. No arrests have been made.

The death comes after two people died of stab wounds in London on Sunday. At least 37 people have been stabbed to death in the capital this year.

It brings the number of victims of knife crime in the capital this year to 37. The cause of death of a baby who was killed in January is currently unknown.

Rachel Tripp, a councillor in Forest Gate, said the latest death was “unspeakably tragic”.

The Met Police said paramedics from London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended the Forest Gate killing.

A spokesman added: “Officers are in the process of informing next of kin.”

A cordon remains in place at the scene as investigations continue.

Detectives have asked for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

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