Hoxton murder investigation: Teenager arrested after 17-year-old stabbed to death in Hackney

Police were called to a stabbing in Hackney Road, near Shoreditch and Columbia Road Flower Market, on Saturday.
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A teenager was stabbed to death in Hoxton late on Saturday night (February 17).

Police were called at 10.53pm to a male stabbed in Hackney Road near the junction with Cremer Street.

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A 17-year-old boy was found with knife injuries and, despite the efforts of police and paramedics, died at the scene. The victim's family have been informed.

On Monday police arrested another 17-year-old on suspicion of murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Joanna Yorke, from Specialist Crime North, said: “A family has been left devastated following the tragic death of yet another young man on our streets. We have been working tirelessly to establish what happened and find whoever is responsible for this shocking attack.

“While we have already spoken to a number of people, the incident took place on a busy road and we know there will have been others in the area at the time who are yet to come forward. I would ask those individuals to make contact and tell us what you saw.”

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The victim is yet to be formally identified and a post-mortem examination will take place on Wednesday at Poplar Mortuary.

Detective Chief Superintendent James Conway, who leads policing in Hackney and Tower Hamlets, said: “My thoughts are with the family of the young person who has tragically lost his life. I can assure them that we will be relentless in seeking to identify whoever was responsible for this murder.

“Cordons are in place in Hackney Road for forensic examination of the scene and we have launched what will be an extremely thorough investigation, supported by specialists from across the Met.

"Local people will also see additional patrols in Shoreditch. If you have any concerns or information please speak with those officers. They are there to support you.”

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A post-mortem examination and formal identification will be arranged in due course.

Anyone with information can call 101 with reference 7553/17Feb. To remain anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers.