Teenager stabbed to death in Walthamstow
Sunday 24 August 2008
An 18-year-old man was stabbed to death near a bus garage in Walthamstow, east London, in the early hours, Scotland Yard said today.
Officers on routine patrol saw two or three males running away from a grassy area at 1.40am, according to the Metropolitan Police.
They then discovered a man suffering from a stab wound.
A police spokesman said: "The victim - believed aged 18 years - was taken by London Ambulance to Whipps Cross Hospital.
"He was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
"We believe we know the identity of the deceased, but await formal identification and confirmation that all next of kin have been informed."
A post-mortem examination and inquest will be arranged in due course.
Two youths were arrested near the scene off Selborne Road and are in police custody, the Met said.
Acting Detective Chief Inspector John Sandlin said: "I am appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time of the murder to please contact police with any information you may have. The incident happened close to a well lit bus garage in Walthamstow Central."
One of the two arrested - a 17-year-old - received hospital treatment for a minor slash wound to the arm before being taken to an east London police station.
The other person arrested, in his late teens or early 20s, was also taken to an east London police station, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room based at Barking on 0208 345 3715 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
- 1 BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 2 18th century sex toy found in 'toilet of sword fighting school' in Poland
- 3 'I wish my teacher knew...': Young students share their 'heartbreaking' worries in notes
- 4 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats
- 5 Australian student Tommy Connolly, 23, adopts his pregnant, homeless 17-year-old cousin to give her a chance at 'a better life'
General Election 2015: David Cameron catching up in polls – but he badly needs a clear lead
South Africa xenophobic attacks: Shops looted and violence on streets of Johannesburg as foreigners are forced to hide in police stations
Earthworms rain down from skies over Norway, puzzling scientists
18th century sex toy found in 'toilet of sword fighting school' in Poland
'I wish my teacher knew...': Young students share their 'heartbreaking' worries in notes
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
General Election 2015: Polish prince challenges Nigel Farage to a duel over immigration question
£30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Front-End UI Application ...
£18000 - £26000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: They work with major vehicle ma...
£27000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Domestic Service Only Engineers are requ...
£23600 - £27500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The Employability Service withi...