Canning Town stabbing – Boy, 14, knifed to death after school outside East London pizza restaurant as police hunt killer
23rd April 2021

A 14-YEAR-old boy has been stabbed to death outside a London pizza restaurant – moments after schools shut.

Police say the victim, who has not been named, was fatally knifed in the Newham area of east London just before 4pm today.

Paramedics and an air ambulance were scrambled to the scene, but the boy was pronounced dead at the scene just after 4.30pm.

Cops have sealed off the area outside Zzetta – Soul Fired Pizza in Canning Town.

No arrests have been made and cops are desperately hunting the daylight killer.

The boy is the eleventh and youngest teenager to be knifed to death in the capital this year.

Officers say patrols are being stepped up in the area as they try to find the boy's next of kin.

A crime scene is in place and enquiries are ongoing.

A Met Police spokesperson said: "A murder investigation has been launched following a fatal stabbing in Newham.

"Police were called at 3.56pm to reports of an assault in Barking Road.

"Officers attended with medics from the London Ambulance Service and the London Air Ambulance. They found a 14-year-old male who had been stabbed.

"Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead shortly after 4.30pm. Efforts are under way to inform the victim's next of kin."

Police are urging anyone who saw what happened to call 101 or tweet @MetCC, providing the reference CAD 5134/23Apr.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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