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Teenager dies after stabbing in West Ham Park

A 16-year-old boy was stabbed in West Ham Park (credit: Google Maps)

A murder investigation has been launched after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed in Forest Gate.

Police were called to West Ham Park at 5.30pm on Sunday, 9 July where the found the victim was found with a stab wound.

Officers performed emergency first aid prior to the arrival of London Ambulance Service paramedics and the London Air Ambulance.

The victim was later transferred to an east London hospital, where he died the following day.

Four people have since been arrested.

A 14-year-old boy and 16-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of murder.

The teenagers were taken to an east London police station and were they were later released on bail pending further enquiries.

Two 16-year-old boys arrested on suspicion of attempted murder remain in police custody.

The boy’s family has been notified, however, police say they await formal identification.

Borough commander for Newham, Chief Superintendent Simon Crick, said: “This is a tragic and senseless murder of a young person in Newham. My thoughts at this time are with the victim’s family and friends. As a father myself I can only imagine the pain they are suffering.

“This incident will send shockwaves through our communities and I appeal to the many people who will have been in the park at the time of the stabbing to come forward and speak to us about what they may have seen.

“We all have a responsibility to bring those who committed this senseless attack to justice.”

Anyone with information about the incident should call 101, giving the reference CAD 5423/09JUL.

Alternatively this information can be report anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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