Newham Stabbing: Murder Probe Launched After Death Of Teen

Newham

First Posted: 03/12/11 22:50 Updated: 03/12/11 22:56   PA

A murder probe has been launched into the stabbing of a teenager.

The 18-year-old man was stabbed to death in Gill Avenue, Newham, east London, on Friday night after being chased by a gang of youths.

Police attended the scene. The man was pronounced dead at the scene at 6.50pm.

John MacDonald, detective chief inspector of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command, said: "We believe that the victim may have been chased from Butchers Road at the junction of Hooper Road down into Boreham Avenue, E16. The people chasing him comprised of a group of black males."

Next of kin have been informed but formal identification has not yet taken place.

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