15-year-old killed after double stabbing in Hackney, East London

There has been more shocking violence in London, with a 15-year-old boy stabbed to death in East London.

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A double stabbing took place yesterday evening, with the young boy found with stab wounds.

Nearby a 16-year-old boy was also found with stab injuries and was taken to hospital. His injuries are thought to be non-life threatening.

The police responded with a Section 60 for the whole of Hackney Borough, giving police greater power to use stop and search.

In their statement, the Met have said: “Police were called to Somerford Grove, Hackney, at 20.54hrs on Wednesday, 1 May to reports of a stabbing. Officers attended. A boy, aged 15, was found with stab injuries.

“He was given emergency first aid by officers before paramedics from London’s Air Ambulance were called to the scene. Despite the efforts of emergency services, he was pronounced dead at 21.49hrs. His next of kin have been informed.

“A second boy, aged 16, was found with stab injuries in Shacklewell Road. He has been taken to hospital. His injuries have been assessed as non life-threatening.

“The Homicide and Major Crime Command have been informed. As a result of this incident a section 60 has been put in place for the whole of Hackney.

“There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.”