On Friday afternoon in Walthamstow, a sixteen-year-old boy was fatally wounded in broad daylight.
A sixteen-year-old youth was discovered with a stab wound shortly after 4:00 p.m. on Markhouse Road by police, paramedics, and the air ambulance.
Half an hour later, despite their best efforts, he was pronounced deceased at the scene.
A homicide investigation has now been initiated.
The child’s next of kin have been notified and an autopsy is scheduled, according to the police.
There have been no arrests thus far.
Chief Superintendent Simon Crick, the highest-ranking officer in the municipality, stated, “I am absolutely devastated by the death of a young man on our streets.
“During this tragic period, my deepest sympathy and thoughts are with the victim’s family.
“Like many others, I care deeply about our communities, and I know that this terrible loss of life will reverberate throughout the world.
“In the face of such violence, we must stand united, and I urge anyone with information about what occurred this afternoon to contact us immediately.”
Extensive cordons and road closures from the Lea Bridge continue to surround the area.
Stella Creasy, a local representative, described the news as “devastating” and urged the community to come forward with any information that may assist the police.
Anyone with information or footage who has not yet spoken to police is urged to contact 101 or Tweet @MetCC with the reference number 4965/5MAY.
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