A 14-year-old boy dressed in his school uniform who was stabbed to death in Canning Town has been named locally as Fares.
The mindless killing that took place in broad daylight in a crowded street shortly before 4pm today (April 23) was for an electric scooter his family have revealed this evening.
Police and London Air ambulance and armed Police were called to the scene and arrived in minutes to try and save the young man.
An air ambulance also landed nearby but despite the best efforts of the emergency services Fares tragically died at the scene.
Police officers at the scene shed a tear after having to break the news to Fares parents who watched Medics battling to save their little boy.
A Spokesman for the Met Polcie said:A murder investigation has been launched following a fatal stabbing in Newham.
Police were called at 3.56pm on Friday, 23 April to reports of an assault in Barking Road, E16.
Officers attended with medics from the London Ambulance Service and the London Air Ambulance. They found a 14-year-old male who had been stabbed.
Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead shortly after 16:30hrs. Efforts are under way to inform the victim’s next of kin.
A crime scene is in place and the public can expect to see an increased police presence in the area. Enquiries are ongoing and there have been no arrests.
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