Police initiate an immediate manhunt after a fatal stabbing near a primary school in London.
LONDON’S knife crime problem has worsened after a man was stabbed to death in the city early this morning, according to police.
At 1.41 a.m. this morning, detectives were dispatched to the scene of a stabbing. Henniker Road in Newham, east London, was the scene of the stabbing. Officers arrived on the site and discovered two guys who had been stabbed.
A 23-year-old male was discovered with neck wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The second male, 19, was taken to an east London hospital for treatment of his injuries.
His injuries are not life threatening, according to the authorities.
As of now, no arrests have been made.
“We are still in the early phases of the inquiry, and my devoted team of detectives is carrying out urgent enquiries to put together the terrible events that resulted in a young man losing his life,” said Detective Chief Inspector Perry Benton, who is overseeing the probe.
“Officers will be in the area throughout day, doing house-to-house inquiries and looking for CCTV chances.
“We’ve already spoken to a number of witnesses, and I’d implore anyone with information who hasn’t yet contacted us to do so right away.”
“My thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends, and I would like to give them my heartfelt condolences as they come to terms with their loss,” said Chief Superintendent Richard Tucker, who is in charge of local policing in Newham and Waltham Forest.
“I appreciate the outrage that this incident has sparked in the community, and I want to reassure the public that the Met’s top goal is to combat violence.
“Knife crime has claimed far too many lives, and we are dedicated to removing weapons from London’s streets and apprehending those guilty.
“We can’t do it on our own, and we need your help.
“I would strongly encourage anyone with information regarding criminal behavior to contact the police or Crimestoppers anonymously.”
This comes after officers were dispatched to a different stabbing in Tottenham.
Over the weekend, a 16-year-old was discovered with knife injuries in Lordship Recreation Ground.
He was brought to the hospital after police were summoned around 2.15 p.m. on Saturday.
“This horrific incident happened in broad daylight in a public park, and I’m convinced there are witnesses who we have,” Detective Inspector Kelly Hodgson said.