17-year-old stabbed to death in east London, in ‘sustained and possibly targeted attack’ | London

A 17-year-old has been stabbed to death in east London in a “sustained and possibly targeted attack” – the third teenager fatally stabbed in the capital this year.

Police said officers were called to reports of a stabbing at Goldwing Close, Canning Town, shortly after 8pm on Wednesday.

London Ambulance Service paramedics were unable to save the victim. No-one has been arrested in connection with the Valentine’s Day killing, police said.

The victim is the third teenager to die as a result of knife crime in London so far in 2018 and among 12 people stabbed to death across all ages, according to Scotland Yard.

At this very early stage we are still piecing together what exactly has happened.

However we believe the 17-year-old victim has lost his life following a sustained and possibly targeted attack.

We would urge anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has any information, to come forward and speak to police as soon as possible.

– Perry Benton, Acting Detective Inspector

Source : http://www.itv.com/news/london/2018-02-15/17-year-old-has-been-stabbed-to-death-in-east-london/