Police have launched a murder investigation after a teenager was stabbed to death on an east London street.
The 15-year-old boy was walking with friends along Bethnal Green Road in Tower Hamlets, when he was attacked last night at around 11pm.
He was left with serious stab wounds to his stomach and was taken by ambulance to an east London hospital in a critical condition.
An 18-year-old man was arrested at the scene and is in custody at an east London police station today where he is being questioned.
Officers believe that the victim, who has not yet been named, was part of a group of youths who were seen arguing with the occupants of a car in Padbury Court, Tower Hamlets, just before the attack.
Police cordoned off parts of the road close to where the 15-year-old was stabbed. An 18-year-old was arrested at the scene and is currently in custody at an east London police station
Detectives say they are especially keen to anyone who may have been in the Bethnal Green area around the time of the stabbing
The altercation then continued as the group moved on to the nearby Gibraltar Walk.
Detective Chief Inspector Chris Jones, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command at the Metropolitan Police, said: CONTINUE READING