Teenager found stabbed to death in street

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An 18-year-old boy has been found stabbed to death in a street, police said today.

The fatally wounded teenager was discovered by a passer-by in Bow, east London, at about 6.40pm yesterday.



Police said he was in Devons Road, close to its junction with Purdy Street, with multiple stab wounds.



A spokesman said paramedics and police attended but he was pronounced dead at the scene.



He added: "We know who is he is but await formal identification and for next of kin to be informed. A post mortem examination will be arranged in due course."



Detectives from the Metropolitan Police homicide and serious crime command have taken over the inquiry.



They arrested a 16-year-old boy and were questioning him at an east London police station today.



The 18-year-old was the thirteenth teenager to be murdered in the capital this year.



Anyone who witnessed the attack is asked to call police on 0300 123 12 12 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.