The 17-year-old teenager is stabbed to death in east London when the number of murder victims in the capital rises above 100 for the sixth time in a row
- A 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Walthamstow, east London last night
- He was stabbed to death on Westbury Road at 9:20 p.m. and pronounced dead at the scene
- More than 100 people have been killed in London so far this year
A 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death in east London last night – when the number of murder victims in the capital rises above 100 for the sixth consecutive year.
The teenager was found after police were called to Westbury Road in Walthamstow at around 9:20 p.m. on Friday evening.
A 17-year-old boy was found with a stab wound and treated by paramedics on site.
A murder investigation opened after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death on Friday night in Walthamstow, east London. Pictured: A police tent sits in the front yard of a property on Westbury Road
Despite all efforts, he was pronounced dead A short time later at 9:57 p.m. on site.
Police have opened a murder investigation into the knife stab in Walthamstow, but no arrests have been made.
The officers are working to establish the man's identity and inform his next of kin.
The area is cordoned off as a crime scene as Met Police officers are investigating the incident.
The teenager was found with a stab wound after the police were called to Westbury Road at around 9:20 p.m. A short time later, at 9:57 p.m., he was pronounced dead
A police tent has been erected in a front yard of a property on Westbury Road in Walthamstow, with houses valued at over £ 500,000.
A video of last night's scene was posted on social media showing the taped area and two police cars parked in the street with flashing lights.
Police initially said they believed the victim was 22 years old, then they believed he was 19 years old, but now they believe he was a 17 year old boy.
The brutal sting comes after it was recently revealed that more than 100 people have been killed in London so far this year.
The double murder of Poorna Kaameshwari Sivaraj  and her three-year-old son Kailash, who were found dead in Brentford, resulted in a total of over 100 murders in London this year
This is the sixth year in a row that the death toll in the capital has surpassed 100 – despite the city being closed for most of 2020.
The terrible death toll includes 12 teenagers and six children under ten.
The double murder of Poorna Kaameshwari Sivaraj, 36, and her son Kailash, three, who were found dead in Brentford on October 6, brought the death toll in London to over 100.
The three-year-old boy was found dead after a suicide with his mother and father in their West London home.
Her death on October 6th that year amounted to 101 murders in the capital.