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Six arrested after 14-year-old stabbed to death in Canning Town

Fares Maatou was stabbed in the street last Friday (Credit: Metropolitan Police)

Detectives investigating the murder of a 14-year-old in Canning Town have arrested six more people. 

Fares Maatou was found suffering stab injuries in Barking Road at around 4pm on Friday, 23 April. 

Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he died 30 minutes later at the scene. 

Officers arrested a 15-year-old boy in Leyton on suspicion of his murder and possession with intent to supply class A and class B drugs on Tuesday, 27 April.

Five other men, aged between 18 and 53-years-old, were also detained on suspicion of assisting an offender and possession with intent to supply class A and class B drugs. 

A 14-year-old boy previously charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon is due to appear at the Old Bailey today. 

Three other 15-year-old boys previously arrested in connection with the incident have been bailed to a date in late May. 

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to call the Metropolitan Police’s incident room on 020 8345 1570 or to contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

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