London stabbing: Horror at fatal attack near primary school – police launch urgent manhunt

Oxford Street: Police cordon area following stabbing

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Detectives were called at 1.41am this morning amid reports a man had been stabbed. The stabbing was reported on Henniker road, Newham in east London. Officers attended the scene and found two men with stab injuries. 

One man, 23, was found with wounds to his neck and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The second man, 19, was sent to an east London hospital where he is being treated for his wounds. 

The police have confirmed his injuries are non-life threatening. 

No arrests have been made as of yet. 

Detective Chief Inspector Perry Benton, leading the investigation, said: “We remain in the early stages of the investigation and my dedicated team of officers are carrying out urgent enquiries to piece together the tragic events which led to a young man losing his life.

“Officers will remain in the area throughout the day carrying out house-to-house enquiries and identifying CCTV opportunities.

“We have already spoken to a number of witnesses and I would ask anybody with information who we haven’t yet heard from to contact us immediately.”

Chief Superintendent Richard Tucker, responsible for local policing in Newham and Waltham Forest, said: “My thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends and I would like to offer them my sincere condolences as they come to terms with their loss.

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“I understand the concern this incident will cause within the community and I would like to reassure the public that tackling violence is the Met’s number one priority.

“Too many lives have been lost because of knife crime and we remain committed to removing weapons from the streets of London and catching those responsible.

“We cannot do this alone and we need your support.

“I would urge anyone with information about criminal activity to report it to police or anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers.”

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