Boys, 15 and 16, arrested over murder of 17-year-old stabbed outside school

Two teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 17-year-old who was stabbed near a primary school in London.

The teenager, who has not yet been named publicly, was found with stab wounds near Longshaw Primary School in Chingford on Monday evening.

Members of the public and emergency services tried to save his life, with paramedics and an air ambulance attending.

However, the boy later died at the scene.

A 15-year-old and 16-year-old were arrested at residential addresses in Chingford this morning, and both remain in custody at a police station in North London.

The Met confirmed the teenager’s next-of-kin are being supported by family liaison officers, and a post-mortem examination and formal identification will take place in due course.

Detective Chief Inspector Larry Smith, who is leading the investigation, said: ‘Our investigation is continuing at pace and this morning we made two arrests in connection with this tragic incident, which resulted in a teenager losing his life.

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‘However, our enquiries very much continue and I would appeal to anyone with information who is yet to speak to us to come forward.

‘Your information, no matter how small you think it is, could help get justice for a grieving family.

‘This incident has had a devastating impact on the victim’s friends and family and I’d ask for their privacy to be respected at this difficult time.’

Any witnesses are asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 3985 or police on 101, quoting CAD 6358/10Apr, or message @MetCC on Twitter.

Alternatively, anyone with information can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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