03/12/2011 22:50 GMT | Updated 02/02/2012 10:12 GMT

Newham Stabbing: Murder Probe Launched After Death Of Teen

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.