Boy, 16, dies of knife attack injuries

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A 16-year-old boy died from stab wounds today, two days after he was chased and attacked by a gang of youths.

The victim suffered multiple knife wounds in the attack in Denbigh Road, Newham, east London, in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said the teenager, who has not been named, died in hospital today.

Detectives believe the boy was chased by a group of young people, some of whom were on bicycles, before the attack.

Emergency services called to reports of a fight found him with stab injuries in Denbigh Road at about 1.10am on Sunday.

He was taken to the Royal London Hospital, where he died earlier today. A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Moring, from the Met's homicide and serious crime command, is responsible for the inquiry.

The teenager is the 14th to be killed violently in the capital, and the 10th to be stabbed to death, this year.

Four teenagers were being questioned by police today over the murder of Zac Olumegbon, 15, outside his school in West Norwood, south London, last Friday.